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 ?


5 August 2022

Interlake’s Mark W. Barker begins its journey as first new Great Lakes freighter in 39 years

The Mark W. Barker will be the first ship on the Great Lakes with engines that meet EPA Tier 4 emissions standards. The vessel is equipped with engines that reduce emissions.
  • Industry success stories
4 August 2022

American Steamship Company’s operating fleet to be certified by Green Marine

Williamsville, NY, August 4, 2022 – American Steamship Company, a pioneer in Great Lakes marine transportation, is the first domestic ship owner headquartered in the State...
  • Green Marine News
1 August 2022

Arcosa Marine Products joins Green Marine

Arcosa Marine Products, a leading manufacturer of barges used to transport cargo on U.S. inland waterways, is the newest participant in Green Marine.
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