Green Marine has been named as a finalist for the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards 2015 to be presented February 18th in Houston.
The Green Marine environmental program was selected from an international pool of nominees as one of six finalists for the Environmental Excellence Award. Green Marine members are committed to strengthening the North American marine sector’s environmental performance. The program continues year after year to demonstrate its ability to advance environmental excellence. Environmental performance results have continuously been improving since 2008, the first year of reporting, confirming the program’s effectiveness in encouraging the industry to surpass regulatory environmental requirements. There are currently 90 shipowners, port and seaway authorities, terminals and shipyards in Canada and the United States participating in the program.
“Green Marine has rapidly expanded since being launched just over seven years ago,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s Executive Director, in response to the finalist announcement. “This nomination is a testament to the program’s success and, more importantly, to its relevance and credibility throughout North America as well as internationally.”
Lloyd’s List has also recognized the sustainability efforts and achievements of many of Green Marine’s participants and partners with quite a number of this year’s finalists being Green Marine members. Canada Steamship Lines, a founding member of the Green Marine environmental program, has been shortlisted for the Environmental Innovation, the Inland/Coastal/Lake Ship Operator of the Year, and the Safety awards. Prince Rupert Port Authority is a contender for the Port Operator of the Year Award, as is a new Green Marine participant, GCT Global Container Terminals. GCT has also been shortlisted for its GCT Bayonne expansion project in the Technical Innovation category. Green Marine partner American Bureau of Shipping has also been named as finalist for Maritime Services – General.