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AUGUST | 2019
Green Marine welcomes a new supporter...
Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada (POC) was established after the release of the critically acclaimed A Plastic Ocean documentary to eradicate plastic pollution from the nation’s waterways... Read more
... a new partner...
Triton Environmental Consultants Ltd. offers a wide cross-section of professional services for its numerous and varied clientele, bringing a wealth of experience to all of its projects... Read more
... and a new association!
The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is Green Marine’s newest association member. A province-wide, voluntary, multi-employer waterfront organization, the BCMEA represents 55 customer-members... Read more

New program manager for the St. Lawrence!

Green Marine is pleased to announce that Véronique Trudeau is joining our team as the new program manager for the St. Lawrence region based in Quebec City. She holds a Master’s in Biological Sciences (Freshwater Ecology) and a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She previously worked for Norda Stelo as a project manager and biologist... Read more

Follow Green Marine on LinkedIn!


Green Marine now has a corporate page on LinkedIn! Follow the page to stay up to date with news about Green Marine and sustainable maritime transportation... Read more

GreenTech 2019 becomes 6th certified carbon-neutral
Green Marine event

The GreenTech 2019 conference held by Green Marine in Cleveland, Ohio, this past June 5 to 7 has received its Planetair certification as a carbon-neutral event. The event itself reduced its carbon footprint by 26% over the previous edition in terms of tons of CO2 emitted per attendee (i.e. 0.45 t/attendee instead of 0.61 t/attendee)... Read more

We’ve made the shortlist, and now we need your
Safety4Sea vote, please!

Green Marine’s environmental certification program has been put on the shortlist of nominees for one this year’s Safety4Sea Awards.

This is the fourth consecutive year of the Safety4Sea Awards event. The awards recognize a maritime entity for its efforts in terms of either Safety Excellence or Sustainable Shipping... Read more

2019 Board of Directors

Green Marine took advantage of GreenTech 2019 in Cleveland to hold its Annual General Meeting. Ron Tursi, the president of Guardian Ship Management, was named chairman of Green Marine’s board of directors for the coming year. Mark Collins, president and CEO of the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries), was elected as a new director to the board... Read more

New Blue Accounting involves Green Marine metrics

Blue Accounting, a new Great Lakes Commission initiative, features an online platform that will relate the measurable progress towards nine desired environmental, social and economic outcomes for the Great Lakes region... Read more

$18.5-million federal grant obtained by the Port of Montreal  

The Port of Montreal announced it is receiving an $18.5-million grant from Transport Canada's National Fund for Trade Corridors for its project to improve cargo mobility. The $37-million project will... Read more

The Port of San Diego sets a new – bike – path towards sustainability
At the Port of San Diego, the board of port commissioners has award a $4.3-million contract to 3-D Enterprises to construct the port’s Sweetwater Bicycle Path and Promenade project... Read more
A third new hybrid tug for the Great Lakes Towing Company
The Great Lakes Towing Company celebrated its 120th anniversary by welcoming its newest vessel, Tug Michigan, on July 23. Carolyn Watkins, who is in charge of the Office of Environmental Education at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA)... Read more
NWSA aims to improve gateway efficiency
The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) earned Inbound Logistics Magazine’s 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honours for the third consecutive year. One of six U.S. port authorities selected, the NWSA was recognized for its efforts to reduce seaport-related emissions through its Clean... Read more
Cleaning of the Louise Basin at the Port of Québec
A seasonal clean-up of the Louise Basin at the Port of Quebec took place July 18 in collaboration with Plongée Nautilus. A total of 80 divers and 50 volunteers gathered to collect waste from the bottom and the banks of the Louise Basin... Read more 
Seaspan contributes to Pacific salmon restoration
Seaspan has announced a $25,000 contribution to the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program. The funds will go toward a multi-phase project in Lower Mosquito Creek, spearheaded by the local community in the North Vancouver, British Columbia, area... Read more
Progress and precise sustainability goals outlined by Logistec
Logistec Corporation’s 2018 Sustainability Report highlights the company’s achievements and strategies to establish congruent environmental, social and economic performance. The report issued in July clearly indicates Logistec’s progress within the Green Marine program... Read more
Port NOLA garners a Clean Fleet award
The Port of New Orleans received a Clean Fleet Award on July 9. Organized by the Regional Planning Commission’s Clean Fuel Partnership in New Orleans and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, the Clean Fleet Awards recognized 30 local business leaders that committed to reducing emissions through the use... Read more
Progress outlined in CSL’s newest corporate sustainability report 
CSL Group’s sixth annual Corporate Sustainability Report details the initiatives and results in the areas of governance, safety, environmental responsibility, ethics, the workplace, community engagement, and value for customers... Read more
Fednav welcomes a greener ship into its fleet
On June 27, Fednav Limited took delivery of its newest ship, the Federal St Laurent, at the Oshima Shipyard in Japan. Built to trade in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, the vessel is certified by DNV GL. It emits 30% less greenhouse gases... Read more 
The Port of Nanaimo celebrates World Oceans Day
On June 8th, the Port of Nanaimo teamed up with the City of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw First Nation, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to host a World Oceans Day event. The day’s various activities included games and marine touch tanks for children of all ages to... Read more
Ocean Exchange welcomes applications for 2019 innovation awards
A Call for Solutions from Ocean Exchange is now open for entries to compete for two $100,000 USD monetary innovation awards. Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with working prototypes in materials, devices, processes or systems... Read more
Enhancing North Atlantic right whale protection in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
In response to the recent deaths in June 2019 of six North Atlantic right whales (NARW) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Government of Canada has modified existing management measures and announced further measures in order to enhance NARW protection... Read more 
Survey on port sustainability reporting
The Solvay Business School of Brussels University, with whom Green Marine worked on the port-city relations issue, is working on a similar project on port sustainability reporting in partnership with the International Association of Ports and Harbors... Read more
Several partners make ENR’s 2019 Top 200 Environmental Firms Survey
Four Green Marine partners are on this year’s list of top 200 environmental firms published by Engineering News Record (ENR). Stantec, WSP, SNC-Lavalin and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants have been ranked No. 8, 16, 24 and 105 respectively... Read more
Hybrid installation unveiled by Wärtsilä for bulk carriers
Wärtsilä has introduced the marine sector’s first hybrid power installation for bulk carriers. The system will be installed aboard the M/V Paolo Topic, a bulk carrier built at the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan... Read more
Green Marine @ Ocean Pavilion in France
From August 20th to August 23rd, Surfrider Foundation Europe is setting up the Ocean Pavilion for four days of meetings prior to Biarritz’s G7 summit that should allow ocean preservation to be a part of the diplomatic negotiations. Throughout conferences and... Read more
Green Marine @ ACPA’s annual conference
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities will host its 61st annual conference at the Port of Saguenay on September 9-12, 2019. This year’s Anchored in Development theme will focus on innovation, infrastructures, supply chains, cybersecurity, as well as digitalization – all of which are transforming the marine... Read more
Green Marine @ the CFA 2019 Conference and Trade Show
Green Marine is heading to Saint John, NB, on September 15-17 for the Canadian Ferry Association (CFA) 2019 Conference and Trade Show.  Our executive director, David Bolduc, will address how the program can... 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... Read more
2019 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting
The Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting will take place October 9-11, 2019, in Quebec City. The gathering offers Great Lakes stakeholders an opportunity to convene with colleagues to share perspectives and solutions to key issues affecting these waterways... Read more
Green Marine @ AAPA 108th Annual Convention
This fall will mark the seventh time that Green Marine will be attending and exhibiting at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Annual Convention. This year’s conference will take place on the U.S. East Coast in Norfolk, Virginia, from October 13 to 17... Read more
Green Marine @ SNAME’s annual convention
An exciting first for Green Marine! Look for the Green Marine booth at the SNAME Maritime Convention this October 30 to November 2 in Tacoma, Washington.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) convention brings together the global maritime community’s... Read more
SAVE THE DATES!
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. Here are a few examples of the creative ways in which the certification logo is being displayed by our participants. The Green Marine partner logo is also proudly shown by the many companies sharing our sustainability goals for the North American marine industry. We encourage our members that haven’t yet used the Green Marine logo to do so and to #BragAboutIt a little.

 

Ceres Terminals’ Safety, Security and Environment GM, Rene Hayes, email signature:
The Port of Duluth showcased its certificate during a local TV news interview:
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