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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News

GreenTech 2018: a huge success!

June 18, 2018

Green Marine is delighted to report GreenTech 2018’s unprecedented success in Vancouver, British Columbia! Green Marine’s annual conference welcomed more than 250 attendees – the most ever at our yearly gatherings. Attendees had the opportunity between May 30 and June 1 to listen to and learn from more than 40 speakers with expertise and experience regarding various environmental challenges […]

Green Marine elects new Chairman of the Board

June 13, 2018

Quebec City, QC, Tuesday, June 13, 2018 – President and CEO of the Port of Cleveland, William D. Friedman, was elected chairman of the Green Marine’s Board of Directors following the corporation’s Annual General Meeting on May 31, during GreenTech 2018, in Vancouver B.C. Mr. Friedman has been sitting on the Green Marine Board since […]

Green Marine and AIVP sign a memorandum of understanding to promote the social acceptability of ports

June 12, 2018

Québec City, QC, June 12, 2018 – Green Marine and the Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday to combine efforts to promote the social acceptability of ports. The agreement, signed at the conclusion of AIVP’s Annual General Meeting at the start of the organization’s 16th World Conference in Quebec […]

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GreenTech 2018: a huge success!