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.

GreenTech 2020

Green Marine's yearly gathering has become a must for everyone involved or interested in maritime transportation and its greater sustainability through greener technologies, innovation and best practices. GreenTech 2020 will be held June 2 - 4 in Montreal, Quebec.

Meet our supporters

Green Marine has more than 70 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 3, 2020

Port of Sept-Îles and INREST welcome a research icebreaker

The Port of Sept-Îles and the Northern Institute for Research in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (INREST) welcomed the Canadian Coast Guard’s research icebreaker Amundsen in early March. The Amundsen harbours the Odyssée Saint-Laurent research program’s third winter oceanography mission, collecting strategically important data on the St. Lawrence Estuary’s ecosystem during winter months. On March 6th, lead […]

March 31, 2020

New partner: GlobalTech Fluids

GlobalTech Fluids, LLC, is a U.S. company established to develop new technologies using biodiesel glycerin, with registered patents for antifreeze coolants and lubricant additives. The company’s Hydralicool technology is used to produce biodegradable, nontoxic fluids based on bio-glycerin, which can be used as hydraulic or heat transfer fluids depending on the water content. The technology […]

March 30, 2020

Wärtsilä conducts first combustion trials on ammonia as a carbon-free fuel

Green Marine partner Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials to prepare itself for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) from shipping and the energy sectors. As part of the tests, ammonia was injected into a combustion research unit to better understand its properties. Based on initial results, […]


November 2019
  • Green Marine factors into new Great Lakes’ blue economy
  • New ship recycling indicator on the program’s horizon
  • Integrating data technology to enhance social licence
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