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


January 12, 2022

B.C. whales benefit from a 5th year of voluntary efforts through ECHO to reduce noise

The ECHO Program, spearheaded by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, has completed its fifth and longest-running season of voluntary initiatives to quantifiably reduce underwater noise that can affect at-risk whales and other marine species. Participation in all three initiatives exceeded 80% again this year. The voluntarily slowdown of vessels in the Haro Straight and Boundary […]

January 7, 2022

Welcome Tritium Technologies, LLC, our newest partner

Founded in 2001, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create advanced and reliable DC (direct charge) fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs). In 2020, Tritium became the first company in the world to implement Plug and Charge (ISO 15118) to make it possible for EVs and charging equipment to communicate, authenticate and […]

December 22, 2021

Ports America seeks Green Marine certification for its terminal operations

Baltimore, Maryland, December 22, 2021 – Ports America’s Baltimore terminal is Green Marine’s newest participant – and the first of the company’s numerous terminals – to join the leading voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. “We appreciate how Green Marine’s focus is specific to shipping and believe that joining the program is […]


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