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 13 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 75+ supporters


November 30, 2020

New emissions tracking tool available from RightShip

Recognizing the maritime industry’s focus on emissions reduction, RightShip and the Pilbara Ports Authority in Western Australia developed a pilot program to help ports around the world to review the emissions stemming from their activities, better comprehend the results of their sustainability efforts, and establish or further enhance their action plan for emissions reduction. In […]

November 26, 2020

Damaged pulp diverted from landfill through Squamish Terminals partnership

Squamish Terminals has partnered with TerraStar Solutions Inc. in a special project to manage waste. Instead of discarding the pulp damaged during loading and unloading operations, they will divert it for TerraStar’s use in its hydroseeding operations. Hydroseeding involves applying a mixture of seed, mulch, fertilizer and stabilizing emulsion with hydro-mulch equipment to temporarily protect […]

November 23, 2020

One more Green Marine partner: SSi

Celebrating 16 years in business, SSi is a leading provider of safety and security training, as well as regulatory compliance services. Initially established for the aviation industry, SSi has broadened its expertise to provide affordable, comprehensive and appropriate programs for the maritime, rail and other transportation sectors. In addition to being expert consultants in terms […]


June 2020
  • Montreal Port Authority’s Sylvie Vachon redefines environmental leadership
  • Green Marine Europe is launched!
  • Cleaner fuel considerations
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