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 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 80+ supporters


February 17, 2021

Green Marine and The American Waterways Operators partner to advance environmental stewardship in the US tugboat, towboat, and barge industry

Washington, DC, February 17, 2021 – The American Waterways Operators has joined Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry, as an association member to advance environmental stewardship in the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry. AWO is proactively working to define and promote best practices for its members. “This […]

February 16, 2021

Welcoming a new partner: XBEE

XBEE SA commercializes its natural fuel additive through a global network of professional and dedicated distributors. For more than 20 years, XBEE Enzyme Fuel Technology has been successfully used by our customers to treat and improve all kinds of fuels, from Diesel to Heavy Fuel Oils, including the most recent biofuels and VLSFO blends. XBEE […]

February 16, 2021

Integrated Logistics pursues QSL’s sustainability commitment by joining Green Marine

St. John’s, NL, February 16, 2021 – Integrated Logistics, a network of terminals providing cargo handling and stevedoring services in Newfoundland and Labrador, is Green Marine’s newest participant and the latest QSL subsidiary to join the leading voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. With terminals in Argentia, Long Pond, and Goose Bay, […]


December 2020
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  • Planning for climate resilience
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