Advancing Environmental Excellence

Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry.

It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 12 performance indicators. Participants are shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations and shipyards. The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s exhaustive self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

Green Marine has more than 50 official supporters. A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and  governments. Several of them participate in shaping and reviewing the environmental program.

Browse our directory to see all the products and services Green Marine partners offer.

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The Green Wave

Green Marine’s newsletter is released every two months and presents all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases best practices and green initiatives.

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November 2016
  • Port emissions inventory tool
  • New Orleans starts a new chapter
  • Underwater noise indicators

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New protected natural environments on the Saint Lawrence River’s islands and shores

February 10, 2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced February 16, 2017, its acquisition and protection of three additional natural sites on the shores and islands of the Saint Lawrence River, totaling 20.6 hectares (51 acres). The properties are unique ecosystems that join other environments already conserved by NCC. Located in the Lac-Saint-Pierre archipelago, the western point […]

High marks for Nanaimo Port Authority

February 6, 2017

A survey commissioned by the Nanaimo Port Authority in December 2016 found that customers and stakeholders are “satisfied to exceptionally satisfied” with the NPA in each of 15 areas probed. The highest-rated response was an 85% average rating of satisfaction regarding a customer’s ability to contact and communicate with the NPA. The lowest-rated response was […]

New Mariner’s guide aims to reduce threats to species at risk

February 5, 2017

Ship strikes, vessel disturbances and underwater noise are key threats faced by whales, dolphins and porpoises off British Columbia’s coast. A new guide for mariners — produced by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute in partnership with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Prince Rupert Port Authority — is intended to inform mariners […]

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New protected natural environments on the Saint Lawrence River’s islands and shores