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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May 2016
  • Full steam ahead towards sustainability at the port of Québec
  • EDF partners width Green Marine to advances sustainability
  • Top Green Marine performers have good handle on dry bulk

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Green Marine welcomes a 16th U.S. port

October 4, 2016

Green Marine is pleased to welcome the Port of Olympia among its participants. The Port of Olympia is the 16th U.S. port to join the Green Marine environmental program, bringing the total of Green Marine participants to…

GCT CANADA recognized for its innovation and sustainability leadership

September 21, 2016

GCT Canada received the Canada’s Clean50 Top 15 Projects Award for 2017 on September 20. The company was commended for its coordinated system to improve truck processing times at its GCT Deltaport and GCT Vanterm. Both container terminals are located in the Port of Vancouver…

Green Marine is recruiting!

September 15, 2016

Green Marine is seeking to fill a position of Program Manager. The new employee will be based in Eastern Canada (Quebec/Ontario region) to serve Green Marine members. Click here to view the full position description.

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