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 14 performance indicators. Participants are ship owners, 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 2020 Green Marine results show a real commitment to continual improvement, despite the pandemic. The environmental program keeps demonstrating 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 only involves European ship owners following our partnership with Surfrider Foundation Europe. The Green Marine Europe label functions 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 80+ supporters


July 23, 2021

Meet our newest supporter member: IMarEST

IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, an international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first organization to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multidisciplinary professional association. The largest marine organization of its kind, IMarEST has a worldwide membership exceeding 18,000 in […]

July 23, 2021

Green Marine welcomes a new supporter in British Columbia

Established in 2019, BC-SMART (a.k.a. British Columbia – Sustainable Marine, Aviation, Rail and Trucking) is a consortium of industry, provincial government and academic stakeholders committed to decarbonizing long-distance transport in British Columbia and beyond. BC-SMART works towards this goal by encouraging the production and use of low carbon intensive transport fuels, primarily drop-in biofuels. One of its approaches is to spur […]

July 23, 2021

NWSA commitment to sustainability recognized for a 4th consecutive year

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has earned Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honours for the fourth year in a row. This distinction recognizes NWSA’s commitment to protecting the environment through proactive and collaborative partnerships with supply chain partners, stakeholders and communities throughout Puget Sound. The NWSA gateway has made significant progress in sustainability, […]


Summer 2021
  • The zero-emission challenge
  • New! The North Atlantic Advisory Committee
  • Satellite whale tracking
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