U.S.-based CSL International, a division of The CSL Group Inc., has signed on as the newest member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. Canada Steamship Lines, also a division of The CSL Group, and owner-operator of one of the most modern fleets in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region, has been a Green Marine participant since its inception in 2007.

The program encourages participants shipowners, ports, terminals and shipyards to undertake concrete actions that go beyond regulatory requirements aimed at improving environmental performance and sustainability. Green Marine’s success is based on a 5-year track record of participating companies demonstrating improved environmental performance. Green Marine’s objectives align with CSL International’s sustainability philosophy as shown in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, notably with investments in new Trillium Class vessels. “At CSL International, we are committed to conducting our operations in a manner that is respectful of the environment and adopting practices and technologies that will enhance our environmental performance,” said Paul Cozza, President of CSL International. “Joining Green Marine will provide us with a new window of opportunity to measure, improve and showcase our environmental performance.”

“CSL International is the fourth major international shipowner to join Green Marine,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s Executive Director. “This clearly reflects a strong commitment towards the greening of their operations. It also demonstrates that the Green Marine environmental program is suitable not only for domestic fleets but also for all international fleets with operations in North America”.