Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry which is endorsed by a wide range of environmental groups and governments. Program participants such as shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations, and shipyards benchmark their annual environmental performance through exhaustive self-evaluation guides, which cover 12 performance indicators.

Green marine tracks the following performance indicators:

For ship owners:

  • Oily water
  • Pollutant air emissions – NOX
  • Pollutant air emissions – SOX and PM
  • Aquatic invasive species
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Garbage management
  • Cargo residues
  • Underwater Noise

For Ports, terminals and shipyards:

  • Community impacts
  • Dry bulk handling and storage
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Environmental leadership
  • Spill Prevention
  • Waste management
  • Underwater Noise

Participants must have their results verified by an accredited external auditor and agree to the publication of their individual results annually.