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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May 2018
  • Curbing ocean plastic
  • Achieving urban harmony
  • Smaller ports playing big

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CSL Releases 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report

August 10, 2018

This 2017 edition is the fifth Corporate Sustainability Report for CSL. Among other things, the report features CSL’s sustainability performance for the 2017-18 fiscal year and covers results and ongoing initiatives in environmental responsibility. Notable highlights of the 2017 report include: A continued focus on vessel efficiency and performance contributed to a 5.6 percent reduction […]

NWSA seeking nominations for new award program

August 10, 2018

The Northwest Seaport Alliance has launched the North Star Awards, a customer recognition program that recognizes businesses using the Seattle-Tacoma gateway for outstanding business and environmental achievements. NWSA tenants, shippers and supply chain partners (ocean carriers, terminal operators, 3PLs, property developers and warehouse companies), stakeholders, as well as non-profit organizations are all eligible to participate. […]

St. Lawrence Shipoperators to take a closer look at Artificial intelligence

August 9, 2018

The 2018 St. Lawrence Shipoperators’ conference CURRENTS, will focus on Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Ships. The event will take place October 2, 2018, in Montreal, and seating is limited. The progress of artificial intelligence in the marine industry and the development of autonomous ships have already started to revolutionize marine transportation. Pilot projects in Europe, […]

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CSL Releases 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report