Advancing environmental excellence

Green Marine is the leading environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. It is a voluntary initiative that helps its participants to improve their environmental performance beyond regulations. Green Marine targets key environmental issues related to air, water and soil quality, and community relations.


Members in Green Marine's network


Self-evaluations submitted in 2022


GreenTech editions


Indicators targeting key issues

The certification process

To receive their certification, participants must assess their environmental performance annually, submit to an external verification, agree to publish their individual results, and commit to a process of continual improvement.

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A collaborative approach

Regional and multisectoral involvement is at the heart of Green Marine. Environmental issues are identified and addressed in collaboration with industry, governments, academia and environmental groups. This approach permits informed decisions to be made based on consensus.


A North American scope

Discover the results of all the participants based on the program’s rigorous criteria.

Performance indicators

Green Marine’s essence is its comprehensive environmental program that facilitates participants adopting concrete actions to measurably reduce their environmental footprint.

A vast network

Green Marine also brings together maritime associations that act as program ambassadors, and partners that offer products, services and technologies to support the participants in their environmental efforts.


For more than 12 years, the environmental certification program has proven its effectiveness and ability to guide its participants on the way to sustainable maritime transportation.

What's new ?


28 June 2022

Green Marine Europe: 13 ship owners and 323 certified vessels

The European environmental certification program made its participants' 2021 results public yesterday in Marseille.
  • Green Marine Europe
  • Industry success stories
  • News releases
20 June 2022

A new supporter: the Interdisciplinary Ocean Mapping Development Center

The Interdisciplinary Ocean Mapping Development Center (CIDCO) is a marine geomatics and hydrospatial R&D organization that works to enhance marine spatial data acquisition...
  • Green Marine News
16 June 2022

Georgia Ports Authority joins Green Marine

Garden City, GA, June 16, 2022 – Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the top U.S. container port by loaded export volume, is the newest participant in Green Marine...
  • News releases

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