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.
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.
The Federal Tyne enjoyed a special call on the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia on May 4 when it became the first vessel to qualify for the port’s Green Wave Program based on its efforts through the Green Marine environmental certification program. The Green Wave Award spotlights ship owners that are significantly reducing […]
To facilitate networking and reduce paper waste, Green Marine has opted for a mobile app to relate GreenTech 2018’s program. The app is easy to use and facilitates personalizing the schedule, note-taking, messaging, social media outreach, and more! Simply download the Eventsential app for iOS or Android and search for Green Marine to find the […]
A Lifetime Achievement Award will be given this June to Marilyn Baxter, who is the current environmental manager at the Hamilton Port Authority and former executive director of the Bay Area Restoration Council in Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Awards Committee announced this year’s recipients on April 20. Marilyn Baxter has focused her […]