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 12 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.

Self-evaluation guides

The self-evaluation guides help participants assess their environmental performance with respect to the program’s criteria. They are updated on an annual basis in order to take into account changing regulations and emerging issues.

Meet our supporters

Green Marine has more than 65 official supporters. A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and  governments. Several of them participate in shaping and reviewing the environmental program.

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.

Browse our directory to see all the products and services Green Marine partners offer.

Environmental Products & Services Directory


April 17, 2019

Blue Forum: Uptown Tech Meets the Working Waterfront

The Blue Forum: Uptown Tech Meets the Working Waterfront will convene maritime and tech industry leaders and stakeholders in Seattle to discuss the roll and opportunity for Data, Digitalization and IoT solutions/challenges for maritime optimization and decarbonization. Goals of the Forum include knowledge transfer of challenges and technology readiness for solutions and the potential of […]

April 17, 2019

A new partner: Dynamat

Dynamat is a manufacturer of marine fenders and blasting mats made from recycled tires. With its annual production of approximately 6,000 units, Dynamat is a North American market leader. The company’s concern for the protection of the environment guides all of its actions, which is why their industrial process produces no waste. In addition, Dynamat […]

April 16, 2019

FuturePorts Annual conference 2019

FuturePorts’ signature annual event, Strong Ports=Strong California will focus on the drivers of port development in southern California as well as explore the challenges facing the port industry. Topics could include upcoming capital projects throughout the SoCal supply chain, the impacts of new regulations, balancing the costs of implementing elements of green port plans with […]


November 2018
  • Vast GHG emissions reduction on IMO horizon
  • Washington State Ferries plies cleaner future
  • WWF-Canada’s President discusses supporter role