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 2017
  • 10 years & counting…
  • Founding CEOs reflect on steadfast course they charted for Green Marine
  • A look at sustainable shipping – horizon 2027

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News

Port of Montreal President & CEO elected to Green Marine Board of Directors

June 9, 2017

Green Marine is pleased to welcome Sylvie Vachon as one of its directors. The Montreal Port Authority President and CEO was elected during the Annual General Meeting held on May 31, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale where Green Marine held its 10th annual conference, GreenTech 2017. “Sylvie Vachon’s nomination shows a high-level commitment to sustainability from […]

BC Ferries expands its Green Marine certification to Fleet Maintenance Unit

June 1, 2017

BC Ferries’ fleet maintenance unit received its first Green Marine certification last night, during the environmental program’s 10th annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. BC Ferries’ vessels and terminals have been Green Marine certified since…

Green Marine participants embrace new environmental challenges

May 31, 2017

Green Marine’s participants obtained an overall average of 3.1 on a 1-to-5 scale that has Level 1 requiring the monitoring of regulations and Level 5 reflecting excellence and leadership. The overall average of the participants for all performance indicators has remained quite steady over the past few years even though new indicators have been introduced and the criteria for existing indicators have been made significantly more demanding in several cases…

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Port of Montreal President & CEO elected to Green Marine Board of Directors