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


January 13, 2022

Last of six Island Class ferries ordered by BC Ferries arrives safely

BC Ferries took delivery as scheduled in December 2021 of the last of the six newly built Island Class ferries. This sixth eco-efficient vessel was officially named Island Gwawis at Victoria’s Point Hope Maritime Shipyard in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 11. The name, which means ‘raven of the sea,’ was chosen in consultation with […]

January 12, 2022

B.C. whales benefit from a 5th year of voluntary efforts through ECHO to reduce noise

The ECHO Program, spearheaded by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, has completed its fifth and longest-running season of voluntary initiatives to quantifiably reduce underwater noise that can affect at-risk whales and other marine species. Participation in all three initiatives exceeded 80% again this year. The voluntarily slowdown of vessels in the Haro Straight and Boundary […]

January 11, 2022

New biofuel developed by Sterling Fuels for marine and other transport from vegetable oil

Sterling Fuels, based in Windsor, Ontario, has broadened the types of fuel it provides the maritime industry by successfully developing a new biofuel. The biofuel primarily created from the vegetable oil recycled from fast food restaurants offers an interim solution to the maritime industry on the way to becoming a net-zero carbon emitter by 2050. […]


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