Green Marine, North America’s leading environmental certification program for the maritime industry released its 2021 Annual Performance Report at its GreenTech conference in Montreal this week. More than 170 ship owners, terminals, ports, shipyards, as well as the Canadian and U.S. Seaway corporations, now voluntarily assess their annual environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance and have it independently verified to be certified Green Marine participants as the program marks its 15th year.
The report finds that overall average rose to 3.0 on the program’s one-to-five scale, a slight improvement from the 2.9 achieved for 2020 reporting. The largest improvement overall was found in terms of waste management, achieving a net increase of 36 levels within the program. Green Marine President, David Bolduc, added “We’re also pleased to see that 60% of the membership achieved Level 3 or higher for the greenhouse gas performance indicator. This reflects the increasing number of participants conducting either fleet-wide or port-wide GHG inventories, which is the first major step towards measuring progress towards decarbonization.”