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 60 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 2017
  • The science for saving whales
  • All Canadian port authorities now Green Marine participants
  • Seaway and port authorities’ flood response

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Green Marine welcomes its first marine pilotage association as a participant

March 13, 2018

Seattle, Washington, March 13, 2018 – Puget Sound Pilots Association is the first organization of marine pilots to join the Green Marine environmental certification program as a participant. They were already partners but wanted to increase their environmental efforts by stepping up their Green Marine membership to certify their vessels. While partners offer products and […]


March 6, 2018

Québec city, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Green Marine is heading to Vancouver, B.C., for its 11th annual conference. GreenTech 2018 will take place at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel from May 30 to June 1, 2018. Preliminary program now on line The conference will discuss issues directly related to Green Marine environmental certification’s […]

GreenTech 2018 – Port of Vancouver cruise tour

March 2, 2018

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting GreenTech attendees to visit its surroundings during a 2-hour cruise tour, at the end of Green Marine’s 11th annual conference. The Port is generously sponsoring this tour for GreenTech attendees. The maximum capacity for this tour is 90 passengers and seats will be given on a first-come, first-served […]

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Green Marine welcomes its first marine pilotage association as a participant