The Oshawa Port Authority, one of Green Marine’s founding members as the former Oshawa Harbor Commission, announced it is again a Green Marine participant.
Green Marine is a voluntary initiative in Canada and the U.S. targeting levels of environmental performance that exceed the marine industry’s regulatory requirements.
The Port of Oshawa temporarily suspended its participation in the Green Marine environmental program in 2012 while it transitioned to become one of 18 Canadian Port Authorities (CPAs).
“Becoming a CPA was a very demanding goal for our small port, and we did not simultaneously have the resources to comply with all of the requirements within the Green Marine certification process,” explained Donna Taylor, the Oshawa Port Authority’s CEO. “We are delighted to return to the Green Marine program and once again contribute to the organization that we initially helped to put in place in 2007 as one of the original port members from the Great Lakes region.”