Lewisporte, NL, September 27, 2019 – Coastal Shipping Limited, a fleet of oil tankers primarily dedicated to providing fuel supply service to the Canadian Arctic and Labrador coastal ports, is the newest ship owner to join the leading voluntary environmental program for North America’s maritime industry.
Based in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Coastal Shipping has several years of experience operating in remote areas with often less than ideal weather and ice conditions.
“We’re already committed to a high standard of environmental care but are always eager to further improve our efforts to protect the environment and minimize the impact of our operations,” says Dennis White, Coastal Shipping’s vice president of Operations.“ The Green Marine framework will provide guidance towards a better integration of environmental considerations into our business decision and planning activities.”
Green Marine is delighted to further expand its East Coast membership by welcoming Coastal Shipping into the environmental certification program. “By including its fleet of four tankers that operate in the remote Northern regions and elsewhere, Coastal Shipping is reflecting its strong commitment to continually improve the sustainability of its expanding operations,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director.
The Green Marine environmental certification program addresses key environmental issues through 12 performance indicators that include greenhouse gases, air emissions, spill prevention, waste management, environmental leadership, and community impacts – some applicable to shipping activities, others to landside operations. The certification process is rigorous and transparent with results independently verified every two years. Each company’s individual performance is made public annually.