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.

See the latest results

Green Marine’s environmental program continues, year after year, to demonstrate its effectiveness and its ability to inspire participants to exceed regulatory requirements. The 2018 results indicate that the participants are continuing to rise to new challenges.

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


November 19, 2019

Green Marine welcomes Clipper Vacations as a new participant

Seattle, Washington, November 19, 2019 – Clipper Vacations has become the newest participating member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. Well known as travel experts for the Pacific Northwest, Clipper Vacations has provided transportation, tours and accommodations for more than eight million customers since 1986. Its […]

November 15, 2019

GCT Deltaport welcomes first shore-powered vessel at Roberts Bank

GCT Canada welcomed the MSC Meline as the first vessel to use GCT Deltaport’s shore-power system on November 14, 2019. Completed in early 2019, this transformative technology allows vessels to plug into the clean electrical power grid at GCT Deltaport and turn off their auxiliary diesel engines while docked. This eliminates up to 95 tonnes […]

November 14, 2019

Green Marine welcomes Summerside Port as a new participant!

The Summerside Port Corporation (SPCI) is a commercial port on Prince Edward Island adjacent to the Northumberland Strait. This break bulk facility serves P.E.I.’s agriculture and construction industries. Divested from Transport Canada in 2010, SPCI is operated by a board of directors and senior management team.


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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