Green Marine receives international award

by Array

QUEBEC: Green Marine has received the 2011 Sustainable Shipping Award for Green Shipping Initiative of the Year in London, England. The award recognizes work that helps the marine industry improve environmental efficiency. Other nominees in this category included Rightship, DNV, Royal Caribbean and the Carbon War Room.

David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, accepted the prize.

“The Green Marine initiative has grown rapidly since being launched just over three years ago” he said. “This award is a testament to the initiative’s success and, even more importantly, to the credibility and relevance of the Green Marine Environmental Program. Green Marine’s participants deserve to be recognized and applauded for the extraordinary efforts they have undertaken to improve their environmental performance.”

Green Marine has over 120 members and has implemented a series of measures designed to strengthen the program’s credibility as a tool for environmental improvement and sustainability within the maritime industry. The program requires that shipowners, ports, terminals and shipyards participants have their results verified by an independent third party.