CSL Americas Joins Green Marine

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CSL Americas has signed on as the newest member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.

The program encourages participants, shipowners, ports, terminals and shipyards to undertake concrete actions that go beyond regulatory requirements aimed at improving environmental performance and sustainability. Green Marine’s success is based on a five-year track record of participating companies demonstrating improved environmental performance.

Green Marine’s objectives align with CSL Americas’ sustainability philosophy, as shown in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint; notably with investments in new Trillium Class vessels.

“At CSL, we are committed to conducting our operations in a manner that is respectful of the environment and adopting practices and technologies that will enhance our environmental performance,” says Nathalie Sykora, Director of Technical Operations at CSL Americas. “Joining Green Marine will provide us with a new window of opportunity to measure, improve and showcase our environmental performance.”

“CSL Americas is the fourth major international shipowner to join Green Marine," says David Bolduc, Green Marine’s Executive Director. “This clearly reflects a strong commitment towards the greening of their operations. It also demonstrates that the Green Marine environmental program is suitable not only for domestic fleets, but also for all international fleets with operations in North America.

Canada Steamship Lines, CSL’s Canadian division, has been a Green Marine participant since its inception in 2007.