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


December 7, 2021

Community and environment figure prominently in new Port of Everett budget

The Port of Everett will spend approximately $16.8 million toward environmental remediation and public access projects over the next three years to continue to evolve a vibrant and sustainably balanced working waterfront. Some 81 projects in all form part of the $89-million overall budget approved in mid-November. The budget covers 2022 operating expenses as well […]

December 7, 2021

Welcome to our new partner,, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) deep-tech company is software-as-a-service (SaaS) deep-tech company offering a cleaner alternative to carbon-heavy industries globally with the world’s first blockchain-based Ecosystem Operating Platform (EOP). By automating workflows in real time, it can generate new business models in minutes. The QuayChain rise-x platform was initially launched in Singapore in 2019, creating the world’s first marine LNG bunker […]

December 7, 2021

Q&A with Thomas Grégoire, program manager

November 21st marked five years since Thomas Grégoire joined Green Marine as the program manager based in the Halifax, Nova Scotia, office. Since his arrival, Thomas has worn many hats in contributing to the environmental program’s evolution and membership: he provides support to the program’s East Coast participants; coordinates the external verification process; and, manages […]


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