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JUNE | 2019
Green Marine welcomes three new partners
Page Macrae Engineering provides high quality marine cargo handling equipment with leading environmental, safety and efficiency solutions. Based in New Zealand, this family-owned company founded in 1955 has more than 200 employees and a strong worldwide presence... Read more 
Khtada Environmental Services Limited Partnership (Khtada) is a partnership that was formalized in 2014 between the Metlakatla Development Corporation (MDC) and Triton Environmental Consultants Ltd... Read more 
Graphite Innovation & Technologies is an advanced nanotechnology intellectual property (IP) firm dedicated to delivering innovative uses for graphene and graphite technologies. The firm is focused on the higher commercial... Read more

Green Marine holds course as it expands participation and priorities

Green Marine, the leading environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry, released the results of its participants’ sustainability efforts in 2018 at the organization’s annual GreenTech conference on June 6th.
“I am satisfied that we are holding course with the performance levels as we continue to widen our trajectory in terms of environmental priorities, as well as toughen some of our existing standards,” David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, told GreenTech 2019’s attendees... Read more

A greener Green Marine!

Since 2014 Green Marine has offset carbon emissions from its annual GreenTech conference. Last year, Green Marine took this environmental initiative a big step further…
With the help of Planetair, Green Marine undertook to calculate and offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by land or air travel by all of its employees to get to work or during... Read more

Join the Green Marine team!

Green Marine, the leading environmental certification program for the Canadian and U.S. maritime industry, is looking for a program manager to support its expanding membership and program scope... Read more

Desgagnés christens its two sister dual-fuel/LNG tankers

Close to 500 persons gathered today, at the Port of Quebec to assist to Groupe Desgagnés christening of its state-of-the-art, new-generation tankers the Rossi A. Desgagnés and the Paul A. Desgagnés... Read more

New offshore vessel being acquired by Atlantic Towing
Atlantic Towing Limited has announced the purchase of a platform supply vessel (PSV), the Atlantic Harrier, for delivery in April 2020. The vessel possesses an Ice Class 1B notation and is designed to withstand the harsh operating conditions of both the North Atlantic and... Read more
HMF fully operational at all St. Lawrence Seaway locks
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced June 11, 2019, that hands-free mooring (HFM) technology has been fully deployed throughout the Saint Lawrence Seaway, including at its U.S. locks. The new technology revolutionizes the method for locking vessels through the Seaway and is the... Read more
NWSA aims to improve gateway efficiency
The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) is launching a Gate Efficiency Program to expand gate hours at its international container terminals during peak season this year and next.With terminal congestion a top concern throughout the industry, and volumes increasing across the NWSA gateway... Read more
Five Green Marine participants receive Blue Circle Awards from the Port of Vancouver
In early June the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) awarded 23 marine carriers and terminal operators with a Blue Circle Award for their respective voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce air emissions at the Port of Vancouver. The awards recognize industry partners that excel in environmental stewardship and... Read more 
Puget Sound Pilots becomes first pilotage association to achieve Green Marine certification
Puget Sound Pilots is the first association of marine pilots to receive Green Marine environmental certification for its two pilot boats. The certification ceremony took place June 6, 2019, during GreenTech 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio... Read more
Ports of Indiana receives Green Marine environmental certification for all ports, the first network on inland waterway system
The Ports of Indiana administration has received Green Marine certification for all three of its port locations by demonstrating its commitment to advancing environmental sustainability initiatives. It is the 1st state-wide port authority to... Read more
Participants help to obtain new research vessel to study marine animals
Two Green Marine participants, Fednav and QSL, have together helped to support marine mammal research. On June 6, 2019, a QSL cargo ship unloaded a Targa boat named the Indigo Riff in Sorel, Quebec. The Indigo Riff will be the new research vessel for the... Read more
LOGISTEC and Waterson Terminal Services partner to provide services at the Port of Providence
Two Green Marine participants, LOGISTEC and Waterson Terminal Services, entered into a cargo handling operational agreement at the Port of Providence (ProvPort) in Rhode Island to provide marine services at New England’s premiere deep-water facility... Read more
Expanded voluntary ship slowdown through Haro Strait and Boundary Pass as part of ECHO trial
Underwater noise from ships can interfere with the ability of whales to hunt, navigate and communicate. Slowing a ship down can reduce that noise. Since 2017, the ECHO Program led by the Port of Vancouver has undertaken vessel slowdown studies... Read more 
Port NOLA receives an award for its environmental engagement
The State of Louisiana has recognized the Port of New Orleans for its environmental management system (EMS). Port NOLA is a recipient of one of the 2019 Environmental Leadership Program Awards, which recognize projects that contribute to environmental... Read more
New partnership announced by LOGISTEC and Tree Canada
LOGISTEC has launched a tree planting initiative in partnership with Tree Canada to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. A ceremonial tree planting celebration on May 28, 2019, kicked off the partnership that will see more than 50 trees planted in Contrecœur... Read more
A new, greener tug for SAAM Smit Canada 
Green Marine participant SAAM Smit Canada launched a new tug, the Tsimshian Warrior, May 28 during the official opening of the AltaGas Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal. The Tsimshian Warrior will provide services at the terminal... Read more
Port of Québec announces deal with Hutchison Ports and CN
Port of Québec announces the signing of a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port network, and CN (Canadian National Railway), the leading North American transportation and supply chain company, to build and operate the new container terminal, known as project Laurentia... Read more
Two more hybrid vessels ordered by Seaspan Ferries
Seaspan Ferries has announced that it will be adding two new LNG–battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021. The vessels will be constructed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem B.V. at its Mangalia Shipyard in Romania. The new ferries will join the Seaspan Swift and the Seaspan Reliant, the company’s first hybrid ferries... Read more
IMO Sulfur 2020 Guidelines now available online
The IMO's 2019 guidelines on consistent implementation of 0.50% sulfur limit under MARPOL Annex VI are now available online for download. These comprehensive guidelines include a template for a Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report (FONAR) set out in Appendix 1 and a “Technical review of identified possible potential safety... Read more
Spring cleaning at the Port of Québec
On May 15, some 30 employees of the Port of Quebec and QSL participated in a spring clean-up operation.
They collected the equivalent of 30 large bags of trash off the beach of Beauport Bay and the port’s Beauport sector, which together span approximately one kilometre (0.62 miles) of waterfront... Read more
IMQ fundraising campaign
The Maritime Institute of Quebec Foundation (IMQ) launched its first-ever major fundraising campaign in its history on June 13, 2019, as part of its 75th anniversary. More than $900,000 of its overall $2.5 million goal was raised at last check in late June. Given the ongoing shortage of marine workers... Read more
New Washington-Norway industry cluster partnership signed at Nor-Shipping
Norwegian industry cluster NCE Maritime CleanTech and Seattle-based cluster Washington Maritime Blue signed an agreement on June 4, 2019, to strengthen their collaboration on sustainable maritime solutions. The agreement follows the signing of a MoU on... Read more 
Research grants will help Maritime Innovation to reduce shipping’s environmental impacts
Maritime Innovation has received an initial $2-million grant from the Innovation Strengthening component of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The grant, combined with $1.4 million in contributions from 15 partners, will be used over the next five years to research ways... Read more
Currents 2019
The third annual conference by the Saint-Lawrence Shipoperators will focus on cybersecurity within the supply chain. Currents 2019 will take place October 1, 2019, at the Club Saint-James de Montréal. The conference will examine the vulnerabilities arising from the maritime sector integrating digital technology to improve customer efficiency... Read more
Successful return to the Great Lakes for GreenTech 2019!

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 all our sponsors
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Schneider Electric
  • Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnership
  • Port of Seattle
  • Logistec
  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • Wärtsilä
  • Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • Port Canaveral
  • Oceanex
  • Highway H20
  • Chamber of Shipping of BC
Thank you to our 2019 exhibitors
2019 Exhibitors:
  • Wärtsilä
  • Great Lakes and Seaway Review
  • Certified Labs
  • GHGES Marine Solutions
  • Aderco 
  • The Energy Conservation Group
  • Dynamat Inc.
  • OpDAQ Systems
  • VapCor Inc.
  • Port of Cleveland
  • ecoSPEARS
Green Marine certification requires commitment, effort and measurable improvement in sustainability. We encourage our members to proudly display their participation in this rigorous and transparent program for advancing environmental excellence. In this special edition of #BragAboutIt we’re showcasing several example of participants who showcased their certification following this year’s ceremony at GreenTech 2019, on June 6. We hope it inspires our members that haven’t yet used the Green Marine logo to do so and to #BragAboutIt a little!


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