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


years of continual improvement


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 and commit to continual improvement.

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.

Magazine No 25

Green Marine Magazine is the ideal tool for staying abreast of developments related to the Green Marine initiative and learning about the marine industry's green initiatives. The fall 2022 edition celebrates Green Marine's 15th anniversary.

What's new ?


13 January 2023

Two cruise ships use shore power simultaneously at the Port of San Diego for the first time

On January 13th, two cruise ships plugged into the newly completed shore power expansion at the Port of San Diego cruise ship terminal for the first time – a doubling of the
  • Industry success stories
12 January 2023

The Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation commits to obtaining Green Marine certification for its port facilities

The Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation has joined Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental certification program for North America's maritime industry.
  • News releases
11 January 2023

Mirapakon targets international market to advance clean technology sector

Specializing in the clean technology marketplace, Mirapakon has concluded a financing round of $1.6 million with the European company Tepajya to further pursue its activities
  • Spotlight on Partners

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