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 50 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 2016
  • Port emissions inventory tool
  • New Orleans starts a new chapter
  • Underwater noise indicators

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4th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS)

November 11, 2016

The World Ocean Council (WOC) will hold its 4th SOS from November 30th to December 2nd 2016, in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, Europe. This year’s SOS theme is “OCEAN 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community”. David Bolduc, Green Marine executive director, is one of the guest speakers in the session on Shipping, […]

Port Corpus Christi becomes first Texan port to join Green Marine

November 3, 2016

Port Corpus Christi, ranked the fifth largest port in the United States in total tonnage, is the newest participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.

Green Ship Technology North America 2016

November 2, 2016

Green Ship Technology North America is fast approaching and will be held November 15 – 17, 2016 at the Watergate Hotel, in Washington DC. This year’s conference theme is “Harmonising global industry regulations and promoting sustainability in shipping”. Green Marine’s Veronique Nolet is among the guest speakers and will present the new underwater noise performance indicators to be […]

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