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 13 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

The 2019 Green Marine results indicate unwavering commitment to a broader range of priorities. For this 12th year of certification, the environmental program continues to demonstrate its effectiveness and ability to inspire participants to exceed regulatory requirements.

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.

Green Marine Europe

The Green Marine Europe environmental program is now available to European ship owners following our partnership with Surfrider Foundation Europe. The Green Marine Europe label will function according to the same model of rigour and transparency as in North America.

A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and  governments.

Meet our 75+ supporters


October 21, 2020

Guidance on port-related air emissions inventory

The US EPA has finalized, revised guidance on how to develop a port-related air emissions inventory.  This guidance describes the latest, state-of-the-science methodologies for preparing an inventory for six mobile source sectors: ocean-going vessels, harbor craft, recreational marine, cargo handling equipment, onroad vehicles, and rail.  The EPA will be hosting a webinar on data inputs, […]

October 21, 2020

CTMA joins the fight against coastal erosion in a Canadian first

Through its Dragage IM division, CTMA is joining forces with the CERMIM research centre to carry out an innovative project that involves providing sand from offshore borrow pits to fight coastal erosion. By combining its dredging expertise with that of the experts at this centre for insular and maritime environments, CMTA hopes to contribute to […]

October 21, 2020

A new European partner: EnviroPorts

EnviroPorts is a leading international specialist, providing market waste disposal solutions for shipping clients and trading companies. Through its global network, EnviroPorts offers first-class transportation services for collection and treatment of all kinds of maritime waste. Their services adhere to local regulations and comply with MARPOL conventions and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines and […]


June 2020
  • Montreal Port Authority’s Sylvie Vachon redefines environmental leadership
  • Green Marine Europe is launched!
  • Cleaner fuel considerations
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