Green Marine

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.

To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

GreenTech 2020

Green Marine's yearly gathering has become a must for everyone involved or interested in maritime transportation and its greater sustainability through greener technologies, innovation and best practices. GreenTech 2020 will be held June 2 - 4 in Montreal, Quebec.

Meet our supporters

Green Marine has more than 70 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.

Discover the program

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.

Browse our directory to see all the products and services Green Marine partners offer.

Environmental Products & Services Directory


December 2, 2019

2019 ECHO Program underwater noise reduction initiatives a success

From July 6 to October 15, 2019, the Port of Vancouver through its ECHO Program carried out voluntary initiatives in the Salish Sea to support the Southern resident killer whale recovery efforts. The goal was to reduce underwater noise from ships and tugs in key Southern resident killer whales foraging areas. Haro Strait and Boundary […]

November 29, 2019

Green Marine welcomes the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre as a new partner

Founded in 2005, the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) is a purpose-built marine pilot simulation training and turnkey port procedural development facility, offering unique navigational safety expertise in North America. Created, designed, owned and operated by working marine pilots, the MSRC is a world-class facility which fulfills the training needs of the four Canadian […]

November 29, 2019

The Port of Montreal helps to protect Purple Martin colonies

The Port of Montreal is providing financial support to a project aiming to increase the number of  purple martins. These largest North American swallows had their population in Quebec decline by 90% between 1970 and 2014. Spearheaded by the Jacques-Cartier ZIP committee, the project consists of installing four nesting boxes on the Thailhandier flats and […]


November 2019
  • Green Marine factors into new Great Lakes’ blue economy
  • New ship recycling indicator on the program’s horizon
  • Integrating data technology to enhance social licence
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