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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A new member joins the MeRLIN network!

December 19, 2017

Following the first year of development of the MeRLIN network, the Technopole maritime du Québec is proud to announce the arrival of a new member to its network. The Trois-Rivières Port Authority has now joined the ranks of MeRLIN members, which includes the Montréal Port Authority, Québec City Port Authority, Canada Steamship Lines, St. Lawrence […]


December 19, 2017

  Green Marine is heading West for its 11th annual conference. GreenTech 2018 will take place in Vancouver, B.C., at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel from May 30 to June 1, 2018. In addition to discussing issues directly related to Green Marine’s environmental certification’s performance indicators, GreenTech 2018 will tackle emerging issues and other […]

Washington State aims to become the most sustainable maritime industry by 2050

December 13, 2017

Twenty maritime executives, government leaders and community representatives met yesterday in Seattle to launch Washington’s new Maritime Innovation Advisory Council. The coalition will promote the sustainable development of the state’s maritime industry. Washington Maritime BLUE 2050 aims to ensure Washington State is home to the U.S. nation’s most sustainable maritime industry within the next few decades. […]

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A new member joins the MeRLIN network!