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Green Marine annual conference is a must for discussing key issues related to sustainable shipping.

Over the years, the Green Marine conference has earned an enviable reputation for showcasing the latest sustainability technology and innovation for the maritime industry.

GreenTech provides a forum to learn more about the issues prioritized by the Green Marine program’s environmental performance indicators, and other emerging issues of keen interest to the maritime industry and related stakeholders.

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2022 - Montréal

GreenTech's in-person comeback was very successful for this 15th edition held in Montreal, June 8-10, 2022. A big thank you to everyone for your support and participation in GreenTech. For the first time in its history, our conference was a sold-out event, hosting a record 300 delegates including forty-some speakers and 17 exhibitors!

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD: 

  • Port of Montréal
  • QSL
  • Port of New Orleans
  • Certified Labs
  • Fednav Ltd
  • Groupe Desgagnés
  • St. Lawrence Seaway US & CAD Corporations
  • CSL Group
  • Logistec
  • Port of Seattle
  • Port of Québec
  • Algoma
  • Canfornav
  • Transport Canada

SILVER: 

  • Urgence Marine Environnement
  • Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • GCT
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Seaspan
  • Gouvernment of Québec

BRONZE: 

  • Oceanex
  • Aderco
  • Port Prince Rupert
  • RightShip

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES:

  • Océan
  • Chamber of marine commerce
  • Port Vancouver Fraser
  • Envirochem
  • SNC-Lavalin

MEDIA:

  • Great Lakes Seaway Review
  • The Maritime Executive

2021 - Virtual

With more than 400 attendees, 30 booths and close to 40 speakers, GreenTech 2021 was a blast! Green Marine is so thankful to all of those who contributed to the success of our first real venture in a full virtual & online event. Thank you to all the attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers who made this annual conference a true success!

The conference’s highly interactive platform offered the kind of bustle and buzz of an in-person event with great content by highly relevant presenters, various networking opportunities, and a virtual exhibit hall. It was great to be able to connect with so many of you.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD: 

  • Fednav Ltd.
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Port of New Orleans
  • Desgagnés
  • Groupe CSL
  • Port of Montréal
  • Logistec
  • Canfornav
  • Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnership
  • QSL
  • Algoma
  • GCT
  • Port of Cleveland
  • Port of Québec
  • Transport Canada

SILVER: 

  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Port Vancouver Fraser
  • Océan
  • Chamber of Maritime Commerce
  • Port of Seattle

BRONZE: 

  • Oceanex
  • Urgence Marine

MEDIA:

  • Great Lakes Seaway Review
  • The Maritime Executive

2020 - Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of our flagship event, GreenTech 2020, which was set for June 2-4 in Montreal, Quebec.

We might have put one knee down in front of COVID-19 and cancel our flagship event, however, we had not said our last word!

In a effort to relay some of the valued knowledge sharing, networking and discussions at the core of GreenTech, our team developed six interactive, video-conference sessions.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD: 

  • Fednav Ltd.
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporationos
  • Desgagnés
  • Canfornav

SILVER:

  • Port of New Orleans
  • Port Canaveral
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Port of Seattle
  • Port of Québec
  • Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership

BRONZE: 

  • QSL
  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • Ocean

 

2019 - Cleveland

Green Marine headed to Cleveland for its 12th annual conference. GreenTech 2019 took place at the Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel from June 5 to 7, 2019, welcoming more than 160 delegates, 36 speakers and a dozen exhibitors.

In addition to discussing issues directly related to Green Marine’s environmental certification’s performance indicators, GreenTech 2019 tackled emerging issues and other topics relevant to shipping and port sustainability. The conference resulted in a number of productive discussions and networking opportunities, including at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which really hit the right note with delegates during Green Marine’s Participant Certification Ceremony.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD:

  • Port of Cleveland
  • Interlake
  • Fednav Ltd
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • CSL Group
  • Desgagnés
  • GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Canfornav
  • Port of New Orleans
  • Transport Canada

SILVER:

  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Schneider Electric
  • Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • Port of Seattle
  • Logistec
  • Algoma
  • Wartsila
  • Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • Port Canaveral

BRONZE: 

  • Oceanex
  • Highway H2O
  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES:

  • NETsCO
  • Ocean
  • RightShip
  • Québec Port Authority
  • Chamber of maritime commerce
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • Vancouver-Fraser Port Authority

MEDIA: 

  • BC Shipping News
  • Great Lakes Seaway Review
  • Maritime Executive

 

2018 - Vancouver, B.C.

Green Marine is delighted to report GreenTech 2018’s unprecedented success in Vancouver, British Columbia! Green Marine’s annual conference welcomed more than 250 attendees – the most ever at our yearly gatherings. Attendees had the opportunity between May 30 and June 1 to listen to and learn from more than 40 speakers with expertise and experience regarding various environmental challenges being addressed by Green Marine participants, as well as emerging issues. The guided tour of the BC Ferries’ fleet maintenance unit just before the conference and the cruise provided by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority at GreenTech 2018’s conclusion perfectly bookended this year’s events.

“We’re proud to be active participants of Green Marine,” Robin Silvester, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s president and chief executive officer, said during the conference’s opening session. “We really value the role that the organization plays to raise the bar in environmental practices in the maritime industry, and it’s great to hear about the progress made to date and it’s to the credit of all of the organizations in this room.”

The attendance of Megan Leslie, WWF-Canada’s president, during the same conference session underscores the collaborative approach on which the Green Marine environmental certification program’s development and credibility are founded.

For the first time, Green Marine invited academic researchers and environmental stewards to share their knowledge through poster presentations and we’re pleased to relate that 11 science-based posters were on display for attendees to peruse. The poster format permitted environmental group representatives and graduate school researchers to present their marine-related findings without having to be present throughout the conference.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD:

  • Port of Vancouver
  • GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Fednav
  • CSL Group
  • Desgagnés
  • Port of Montréal
  • Port of New Orleans
  • Neptune Bulk Terminals
  • Port of Prince Rupert
  • Seaspan
  • Transport Canada
  • Canfornav

SILVER:

  • Schneider Electric
  • Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • Chamber of maritime commerce
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Port of Cleveland
  • BC Chamber of Shipping
  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • Port of Seattle
  • Methanex
  • Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • Port Canaveral

BRONZE: 

  • Oceanex
  • Highway H2O
  • BC Ferries
  • BC Marine Terminal Operators Association
  • Fraser Surrey Docks

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES: 

  • GCT Global Container Terminals
  • Rightship
  • Océan
  • Port of Québec
  • Neptune Terminals
  • Hemmera
  • Lloyd’s Register

MEDIA: 

  • BC Shipping News
  • Maritime Executive
  • GreenPort America

2017 - Fort Lauderdale

Green Marine’s 10th annual conference went as smoothly as the great cruise tour of Port Everglades that concluded it! GreenTech 2017 was quite successful with a stellar lineup of speakers and a dozen exhibitors generating the interest of 140 people who registered for the event.

Knowledge and best practices, information sharing, and great networking – under bright sunny skies – were always on the agenda. Sustainability was put forward in many great ways: from the opening notes by Heike Deggim, the International Maritime Organization’s senior deputy director of the Sub-Division for Protective Measures of the Marine Environment Division, who shed light on the shipping industry’s constant need to improve its environmental performance in a global framework that avoids inconsistent regulations, to the final cruise event where attendees obtained a closer look at the port’s container, bulk and cruise facilities, as well as its initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts on Florida’s unique ecosystems and marine mammals such as manatees.

The first ever session devoted to the cruise industry – prompted by Fort Lauderdale’s proximity to Port Everglades ranked among the world’s top three cruise ports – proved to generated extensive interest and keen discussion. Moderated by Ginger Garte who is Lloyd’s Register Americas’ environmental and sustainability director, the panel featured representatives from the Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean International, and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The session highlighted the innovative efforts by the cruise industry to minimize its environmental footprint.

As always, GreenTech 2017 addressed numerous other issues, all directly linked to sustainable shipping from clean ship innovation to underwater noise, air emissions, LNG, community resilience, port development mitigation, and environmental leadership.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD: 

  • Port Everglades
  • GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
  • Fednav
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • CSL Group
  • Port of New Orleans
  • Desgagnés
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Canfornav
  • Transport Canada

SILVER: 

  • Svitzer
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
  • Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • McKeil Marine
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Lloyd’s Register Marine
  • Schneider Electric
  • Neptune Terminals
  • Port of Gulfport
  • Chamber of maritime commerce

BRONZE:

  • Oceanex
  • Highway H2O
  • Fraser Surrey Docks
  • Logistec

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES: 

  • Rightship
  • Océan
  • Québec Port Authority
  • Port Canaveral
  • Vancouver-Fraser Port Authority

MEDIA: 

  • BC Shipping News
  • Maritime Executive

2016 - Quebec City

What a great pleasure it was for Green Marine to hold its annual conference, GreenTech 2016, in Quebec City under the theme: Mapping the future of sustainable shipping. This return to home port was very successful with the 9th annual conference drawing 226 delegates, including 17 exhibitors and 34 speakers. This largest-ever participation in a GreenTech conference far exceeded our expectations! The participation and the generous support of our sponsors made GreenTech 2016 a financial success, which is essential with all profits being reinvested into further developing Green Marine’s environmental program. 

GreenTech 2016’s success was achieved by striking the right balance of informative presentations, networking opportunities, access to new technologies, a chance to explore the maritime environment where the event took place, and a good dose of camaraderie. The presenters and the discussion panels, the exhibition space, the opening Fish’n’Ships cocktail event, the Port of Québec cruise tour and the Certification Dinner all combined to provide GreenTech 2016 delegates with a relevant, entertaining symposium.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD:

  • Québec Port Authority
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Fednav
  • Canada Steamship Lines
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
  • Algoma
  • Desgagnés
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • QSL
  • Logistec
  • Croisières AML
  • Canfornav
  • Heritage Canada
  • Transport Canada

SILVER: 

  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Neptune Terminals
  • Seaspan ULC
  • Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • CTMA
  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • Schneider Electric
  • McKeil Marine
  • Svitzer
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
  • Jetvac
  • Wärtsilä
  • Société des Traversiers du Québec
  • Stratégie Maritime

BRONZE:

  • Oceanex
  • Urgence Marine
  • Westshore Terminals
  • Rio Tinto
  • Aon Risk Solutions

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES:

  • Technopole maritime du Québec
  • Océan
  • Rightship
  • Trois-Rivières Port Authority
  • Fraser Surrey Docks
  • Techsol Marine
  • Saguenay Port Authority

MEDIA: 

  • BC Shipping News
  • Maritime Executive

2015 - Seattle

Green Marine’s eighth annual conference, which took place from May 27 to May 29 in Seattle, Washington, USA, was a great success! GreenTech 2016 welcomed 185 participants, more than 40 speakers and 14 exhibitors. It was the annual gathering not to missed! Thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for your commitment to Green Marine’s environmental program and your presence at GreenTech 2015!

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD:

  • Port of Seattle
  • Fednav
  • Canada Steamship Lines
  • Atlantic Towing Limited
  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • Groupe Desgagnés
  • Canfornav
  • GCT Global Container Terminals
  • TransMountain
  • Transport Canada

SILVER: 

  • Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Neptune Terminals
  • Fraser Surrey Docks
  • Svitzer
  • Schneider Electric
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
  • Québec Port Authority
  • Chamber of marine commerce
  • Seaspan ULC
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • Cochran Marine

BRONZE: 

  • Océan
  • Oceanex
  • Westshore Terminals
  • Highway H2O
  • Centre of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
  • CTMA

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES:

  • Rightship
  • McKeil Marine
  • Washington Maritime Federation
  • Economic Development Council of Seattle & and King County

MEDIA: 

  • Canadian Sailings
  • BC Shipping News
  • Ship & Bunker
  • Maritime Executive
  • Bunkerworld
  • International Innovation

2014 - Saint John, N.B.

Green Marine’s seventh annual conference, which took place from June 10th to 12th in Saint John, New Brunswick, was a great success! More than 150 participants registered for GreenTech 2014 and many emphasized the quality of the presentations and the organization in general.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD:

  • Atlantic Towing Limited
  • Port Saint John
  • Groupe Desgagnés
  • Fednav
  • Québec Port Authority
  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • Canfornav
  • Canada Steamship Lines
  • Lloyd’s Register Marine
  • Tranport Canada

SILVER: 

  • Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • Svitzer
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
  • Seaspan ULC
  • Sept-Îles Port Authority
  • Canaport LNG
  • Neptune Terminals
  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • McKeil Marine
  • Fraser Surrey Docks
  • Chamber of maritime commerce
  • Shipping Federation of Canada

BRONZE: 

  • Highway H2O
  • CTMA
  • TBS Shipping Services Inc. / Roymar Ship Management
  • Océan
  • Oceanex
  • Nanaimo Port Authority
  • Urgence Marine

MEDIA:

  • Canadian Sailings
  • BC Shipping News
  • Marine Matters
  • Ship & Bunker

2013 - Vancouver, B.C.

With 32 dynamic speakers, diverse presentations, 23 relevant exhibitors and more than 200 participants, Green Marine’s 6th annual conference was a definite success.

GreenTech 2013 was held May 29th to 31st in Vancouver, British Columbia, and enabled the North American marine industry to share information and ideas about priority environmental issues and the concrete actions undertaken, as well as to address upcoming challenges by exchanging views on potential solutions.

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Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD:

  • Fednav
  • Canada Steamship Lines
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Corporations
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Canfornav
  • Desgagnés
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • Seaspan ULC
  • Québec Port Authority

SILVER: 

  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • Océan
  • Sept-Îles Port Authority
  • Chamber of marine commerce
  • Technopole maritime du Québec
  • Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • TBS Shipping Services Inc./Roymar Ship Management, Inc.
  • Svitzer
  • Schneider Electric
  • McKeil Marine
  • Port Saint John

BRONZE: 

  • Highway H2O
  • Oceanex
  • SMIT

MEDIA: 

  • Canadian Sailings
  • BC Shipping News
  • Sustainable Shipping
  • Ship & Bunker

2012 - Quebec City

Green Tech 2012, Green Marine’s 5th annual conference on green technologies and innovation in marine transportation, which ran at the Loews Le Concorde Hotel in Quebec City on May 29-30, was a success, attracting over 160 participants, 30 top-notch speakers and 18 exhibitors from Canada, the United States and Europe.

View the program →

Thank you to our sponsors: 

GOLD:

  • Desgagnés 
  • Technopole Maritime du Québec
  • Canada Steamship Lines.
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
  • Fednav 
  • Montréal Port Authority
  • Lloyds Register
  • Canfornav
  • Québec Port Authority
  • Croisières AML
  • Ministère des Transports du Québec

SILVER: 

  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Oceanex Inc.
  • McKeil Marine Limited
  • Sept-Iles Port Authority
  • Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia
  • Roche
  • Le Groupe Océan Inc.

BRONZE:

  • Port Milwaukee
  • Urgence Marine
  • Bunge Canada
  • Société des Traversiers du Québec

 

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