Port of Oakland joins environmental non-profit Green Marine

Oakland, Calif. – October 4, 2023:  Green Marine certified the Port of Oakland this week through its environmental program. The certification process supports the Port’s transition to zero emissions operations. The Port doubled down on its commitment to the environment by joining Green Marine earlier this year.

Green Marine is a Canadian- and U.S.-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sustainable environmental practices throughout the maritime industry. Members are encouraged to adopt “concrete, measurable actions” beyond their regulatory requirements.

“We look forward to fostering a collaborative partnership with Green Marine, and its members,” said Acting Director of the Port’s Environmental Programs and Planning division, Colleen Liang. “Achieving the rigorous standards imposed by Green Marine’s program provides an additional path towards our goal of a zero emissions port.”

The prestigious Green Marine certification highlights and codifies the Port’s environmental achievements. The certification process includes a yearly self- assessment of the Port of Oakland’s environmental performance in nine areas. The self-assessment process is followed-up by a bi-yearly independent audit.

The Port of Oakland has made it a top priority to embark on a variety of projects to further the goal of achieving a zero emissions port by 2050, while planning for responsible growth. The Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan provided a framework to guide the decision-making process for projects targeting air quality, community health concerns and climate change.

The Green Marine certification will give the Port of Oakland a competitive advantage with customers who want to partner with ports that complement their environmental vision.

More information about the Port of Oakland’s zero emissions roadmap and Green Marine certification can be found here:

Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan 

Green Marine 


About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland generates vital economic activity, community benefits and environmental innovation, as the Port decarbonizes its operations for a cleaner and greener future. Along with its partners, the Port supports 98,345 jobs in the region and $174 billion in annual economic activity. The Port oversees Oakland International Airport, the Oakland Seaport and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square, and a publicly owned utility. The Port of Oakland is Everyone’s Port! Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook and Twitter, or with the Port on LinkedIn, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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