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 30, 2021

Third hybrid electric Island Class ferry arrives at BC Ferries in Victoria

BC Ferries welcomed the newest Island Class ferry at Ogden Point in Victoria, B.C., July 22 after the ship’s 64-day maiden voyage from Damen Shipyards in Romania. The ferry then headed for Point Hope Maritime’s shipyard where final inspections will take place and BC Ferries will take ownership of the vessel. The Island Class are […]

July 27, 2021

Clean Pacific 2021

The 2021 CLEAN PACIFIC Conference will take place next month at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, on August 17-18, with a virtual component for those still facing travel restrictions. The event serves as a platform to reunite the spill prevention & response community in the Western United States and Canada and deliver top-notch presentations focused […]

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 […]


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