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 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

The 2019 Green Marine results indicate unwavering commitment to a broader range of priorities. For this 12th year of certification, the environmental program continues to demonstrate 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 is now available to European ship owners following our partnership with Surfrider Foundation Europe. The Green Marine Europe label will function 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


April 15, 2021

Q&A with Eleanor Kirtley, Senior Program Manager

Q:How do you spend your time as Green Marine Senior Program Manager? Q: What’s your favorite part of the job? A: When I get to meet in-person, on-site with a new participant – learn about their company, operations, and what they want to get out of being a part of the program.  I love getting […]

April 9, 2021

Algoma Central takes delivery of its most efficient vessel with “Equinox 3.0” design

The Algoma Central Corporation recently took delivery of its fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier. The Captain Henry Jackman will be the most efficient vessel in Algoma’s domestic fleet when it arrives from the Jiangsu Yangzi-Mitsui Shipbuilding Company in China in mid-April and begins trading on the Great Lakes this summer. Its “Equinox 3.0” design […]

April 8, 2021

Welcome to our new partner, Wood

Wood is a global leader specializing in energy transition and sustainable infrastructure by offering engineering and consultancy expertise across energy projects and built environments. The company helps to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges in the energy, industrial, transportation, water, mining and government sectors. Founded in 1848, it provides consulting and […]


December 2020
  • Heading towards decarbonization!
  • The industry’s COVID-19 response
  • Planning for climate resilience
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