Green Marine

Green Marine certifies first terminal in the Far North

Canadian terminal operator LOGISTEC revealed that its Deception Bay terminal, located in the Arctic region, is now officially certified as part of the Green Marine Environmental Program — the first terminal to be certified in the Far North.

Deception Bay certified Green Marine (CNW Group/Logistec Corporation - Communications)

With currently 27 certified terminals across North America, LOGISTEC strives to reduce its marine environmental footprint for a sustainable future.

“This achievement at Deception Bay is particularly meaningful because our teams are working in challenging conditions where climate events have an impact on the way we operate at the terminal,” Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC, commented.

“Green marine provides a framework to reduce our carbon footprint, which is crucial to support a strong and sustainable supply chain.”

“As a founding member of Green Marine, we strongly believe in its mission to take actions to contribute to a cleaner marine environment,” Sean Pierce, CEO of LOGISTEC, said.

“This program is an integral part of LOGISTEC’s ESG roadmap and sustainability objectives. We will continue to support this mission and bring it to the international level, for our industry and for future generations.”

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. 

The Green Marine program sets rigorous port terminal operator objectives through performance indicators, encouraging shipowners, ports, terminals, seaway corporations to address together key marine environmental issues to find solutions to protect biodiversity, water and soil quality.

In related news, Green Marine announced the environmental performance results of its participating membership for 2023.

The participating ship owners, ports, terminals, shipyards, and Seaway corporations achieved significant improvements in 2023 with more of them reaching the program’s higher levels in this 16th consecutive year of Green Marine results. For all the air emissions indicators, at least half of the participating ship owners reached Level 3 or higher, which requires them to carry out annual inventories. Green Marine landside participants are taking harmonious coexistence seriously: the community impacts and community relations indicators collectively account for a total of 65 levels of improvement. Two thirds of all the participants obtained Level 3 or higher for the greenhouse gas performance indicator, reflecting their significant efforts towards ultimately achieving decarbonization.

Even with the unprecedented rise in new participants and revised criteria, the participating membership’s global average remains steady at 2.9 on the program’s 1-to-5 performance scale. This mid-point reflects the program’s rigour with demanding but still feasible goals.