Port of Montreal is upholding its level of environmental excellence, as evidenced in Green Marine’s 2011-2012 Progress Report. The results were unveiled as part of the fifth annual Green Tech Conference on Green Technologies and Innovation held in Quebec City May 29-30, 2012.

In its fifth year, the program evaluates participants on a scale of one to five across nine principal environmental issues, such as aquatic invasive species, greenhouse gases, spills and leakages, conflicts of facilities use (noise, dust, odour and light pollution), etc. According to the 2012 Progress Report, Port of Montreal maintained its high ratings in all the categories measured in the “Ports & St. Lawrence Seaway” section. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Port Authority, said that she is encouraged by these results and commends the efforts and actions implemented by her team.

The participants, which include shipowners, ports and terminals on the St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, registered an overall performance average of Level 3.0, compared to an overall rating of Level 2.7 in 2010.

To consult the results of Green Marine’s 2012 Progress Report, visit its website at www.green-marine.org  As at May 2012, Green Marine had 161 members made up of 67 participants, 54 partners and 40 supporters.