Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has signed on as the newest participating member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. The ferry operator becomes the first Green Marine participant in Alaska.
SVITZER Canada, a leading provider of towage, salvage and emergency response services, becomes the newest shipowner to join Green Marine’s environmental program.
An environmental report card from Green Marine on the Canadian and U.S. marine industry has revealed significant improvement, with the greatest progress made by shipowners reducing their carbon and SOx emissions and ports providing environmental leadership to their tenants. Green Marine member companies continued to raise the bar with the latest results showing a global score of 2.9 in 2010, up from 2.5 in 2009. The global score in 2008, the first year of reporting, was 2.0.
Green Marine received the prestigious Sustainable Shipping Award for Green Shipping Initiative of the Year for 2011 at the gala presentations held yesterday evening at the Radisson Blu Hotel in London, England. The award celebrates and rewards the important work that is going on worldwide to assist the marine industry in improving environmental efficiency.
The Port of Saint John, the largest and most diverse seaport in the Province of New Brunswick, today joined as a member of Green Marine’s environmental program.
SMIT Marine Canada Inc., which provides harbour towage services for six ports in British Columbia, has joined the Green Marine environmental improvement program.
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority has joined the Green Marine environmental improvement program as part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and the port’s operational impact on adjacent communities.
The SEDNA Foundation today announced its endorsement of Green Marine, the voluntary environmental program of the Canadian and U.S. maritime industry.
Seaspan Marine Corporation, which operates more than 150 tugs, ferries and barges, has become the first major West Coast shipowner to join the Green Marine environmental program.
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.