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 12 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

Green Marine’s environmental program continues, year after year, to demonstrate its effectiveness and its ability to inspire participants to exceed regulatory requirements. The 2018 results indicate that the participants are continuing to rise to new challenges.

Meet our supporters

Green Marine has more than 70 official supporters. A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and  governments. Several of them participate in shaping and reviewing the environmental program.

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.

Browse our directory to see all the products and services Green Marine partners offer.

Environmental Products & Services Directory


August 30, 2019

The Government of Canada supports the design of a low-noise, low-emission tanker

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced August 30th that the Canadian government is funding the design of an LNG-fueled tanker that will be up to 90% quieter than traditional tankers. The Government of Canada recognizes that marine species, including the Southern resident killer whale, are negatively affected by underwater noise from vessels. Acoustic disturbances can reduce […]

August 29, 2019

Fednav welcomes a new greener ship

On August 29 Fednav took delivery of the Federal Montreal at the Oshima Shipyard in Japan. The Federal Montreal is a 34,500 DWT international ice-class bulk carrier. Built to trade in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, the vessel is certified by DNV GL and equipped with the latest environmental protection technology. Named in […]

August 29, 2019

Watson Gloves becomes a new Green Marine partner

Back in April 1918, John Watson and Wayne Stanley launched a business selling hand-crafted gloves to dock workers in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over the past century, Watson Gloves has gone from a two-person storefront to being one of Canada’s largest distributors of quality gloves. Now a fourth generation family business, Watson Gloves offers more than […]


May 2019
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  • The Seaway at 60 embraces new technologies
  • Venturing into decarbonizing alternatives