Green Marine Forms Green Marine International

By GLSR Staff  |  Latest News
Green Marine International is the newly formed corporation and governance structure overseeing the Green Marine and Green Marine Europe environmental certification programs, the maritime industry’s voluntary initiatives to advance environmental excellence beyond regulations globally.

All Green Marine and Green Marine Europe participants are now Green Marine International members. Their respective certification requirements remain unchanged.

“It’s truly a momentous time in Green Marine’s history with this unique certification program that started out in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region 17 years ago now extending across North America and merging across the Atlantic and beyond,” said David Bolduc, president of Green Marine International. “This new governance arrangement maintains the same commitment, rigor and transparency that has established Green Marine’s solid reputation and made Green Marine Europe’s launch four years ago a definite success.”

At Green Marine International’s first Annual General Meeting held on May 23, 2024, nine of the new board’s 12 directors were appointed:

  • Jan Allman, vice president and general manager, Fincantieri Marine Group
  • Björn Bijma, executive operations officer, The CSL Group
  • Isabelle Brassard, vice president and chief operating officer, Fednav Ltd.
  • Claudine Couture-Trudel, Vice president ESG Policy and Future Initiatives, QSL
  • Daniel Dagenais, president and CEO, Transport Nanuk Inc. and NEAS Group Inc.
  • Deborah DeLuca, executive director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
  • Steve Nevey, assistant secretary, Washington State Ferries
  • Sean Pierce, CEO, Logistec
  • Stephanie Jones Stebbins, managing director, Maritime, Port of Seattle

Upon Green Marine Europe’s incorporation in France, the three European directors will be appointed to the board of Green Marine International by the European membership.

“With Green Marine International, the organization is responding to requests from new maritime enterprises to become certified,” Bolduc says. “Green Marine International has a pilot project to include European ports in the program, as well as pilot projects to determine how the program might need to be adjusted to take into account specific regulations governing maritime operations in Australia and Latin America.”

Founded in 2007, the Green Marine environmental certification program is the result of a voluntary effort by the shipping industry in North America to go beyond regulations. More than 185 ship owners, ports, terminals, and shipyards throughout Canada and the United States are currently participating in the program. Launched in 2020, Green Marine Europe currently has 26 ship owners, representing a large and diverse maritime fleet of more than 500 vessels, and three major shipyards in the program. Incorporated in May 2024, Green Marine International is the governance structure overseeing both environmental certification programs. More details are available at www.green-marine.org.

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