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Port Canaveral Awarded Green Marine Certification

Port Canaveral has earned Green Marine re-certification further emphasizing the Port’s commitment to the environment. The award was recently presented to the Port at the GreenTech2024 environmental conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia marking the eighth consecutive year the international organization has awarded the port with the certification. 

“Port Canaveral has long held a high standard of environmental responsibility with our commitment to long-term sustainable goals,” stated Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “This Green Marine re-certification underscores the quality of our environmental program and dedication of our team to best practices in planning, implementation and management of our efforts.”

Port Canaveral is one of only 32 ports in the United States to earn the Green Marine distinction. Additionally, only three ports in Florida have been awarded the honor–Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, and Port of Pensacola. Port Canaveral earned its first Green Marine distinction in 2018, just two years after joining the program in 2016.

Certification with Green Marine is a rigorous process which “promotes voluntary protection measures to continuously improve environmental performance.” Those ports that exceed compliance in areas such as aquatic invasive species, greenhouse gasses and air pollutants, spill prevention, underwater noise, community impacts, environmental leadership and more are awarded the honor.

“Once again, for an eighth consecutive year, the Port is exceeding compliance for all applicable indicators,” stated Green Marine President and CEO, David Bolduc. “Port Canaveral is also achieving the highest level 5 for the spill prevention indicator, demonstrating environmental excellence and leadership.” 

Port Canaveral Senior Director, Environmental was in attendance to accept the certification for Port Canaveral and said, “For eight years, we have actively engaged in this highly valuable program, continuously raising the bar of our environmental performance. Our ultimate aim is to adopt and implement greener practices with each evaluation.”

Green Marine program participants are evaluated through a self-evaluation annually and biennially through a third party. Green Marine’s international certification program includes ports, terminal operators, shipyards and ship owners.