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.

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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 2018
  • Vast GHG emissions reduction on IMO horizon
  • Washington State Ferries plies cleaner future
  • WWF-Canada’s President discusses supporter role

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The Port of Montreal is recognized for its sustainable development initiatives

October 26, 2018

One of Green Marine’s founding members, the Port of Montreal received the Marine Environment Protection Award for 2018 in the port category from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association…

New tools to support air emissions reduction

October 23, 2018

The International Maritime Organization has released a series of free publications for governments, ports, ship owners and operators to support efforts to reduce ship and port emissions…

New actions to support the southern resident killer whale’s recovery

October 22, 2018

Transport Canada has announced $1.6 million in measures to support the recovery of endangered whale populations. The government agency will be working with multiple partners within the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program…

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The Port of Montreal is recognized for its sustainable development initiatives