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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Another world first for Desgagnés in sustainable transport

April 17, 2018

Groupe Desgagnés today christened the M/T Mia Desgagnés, the first polar-class dual-fuel product/chemical tanker ever built. “Desgagnés is proud to have achieved another world first in only a few short months,” declared Louis-Marie Beaulieu, Desgagnés’ president and CEO, in also referencing last May’s naming of the M/T Damia Desgagnés, the very first dual-fuel asphalt-bitumen-chemical tanker. […]

Oceanex joins fleet of trained whale watchers

April 11, 2018

Quebec City, April 11, 2018 – The intermodal transportation leader to Newfoundland and Labrador from anywhere in North America, Oceanex has swelled the ranks of sailors volunteering as whale observers for the Réseau d’observation de mammifères marine (ROMM). The crews of the Oceanex Sanderling, the Oceanex Connaigra and the Oceanex Avalon will be given special […]

Seminar on Seafarers’ Welfare in Canada

April 6, 2018

NAMMA, the North American Maritime Ministry Association, is organizing a seminar on Seafarers’ Welfare in Canada. The event will take place at the Montreal Seafarers’ Center, on Alexandra Pier, in Montreal, on April 13, 2018. This one-day seminar gathers a wide network of those interested in seafarers’ welfare in Canada to expand the conversation and […]

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Another world first for Desgagnés in sustainable transport