12 January 2023

The Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation commits to obtaining Green Marine certification for its port facilities

The Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation commits to obtaining Green Marine certification for its port facilities

Baie-Comeau, QC, January 12, 2023 – The Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation has joined Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.

“We are so pleased to welcome the Port of Baie-Comeau as a participant,” said Green Marine’s President David Bolduc. “This initiative marks a particularly noteworthy environmental commitment given that the previously federal port facilities were only transferred to this corporation a year ago.”

Through its sustainable development committee, the port strives to build relationships with the entire community, and already has strong ties with the Innus of Pessamit. The committee was created to enrich the port’s environmental reflections in the course of evaluating its operations on the geophysical, human, and economic environment of Baie-Comeau.

“Sustainability is one of our core values and we try to reflect that in everything we do,” says the Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation’s President and CEO Karine Otis. “We believe that Green Marine will guide us in continually improving the environmental performance of our multi-user port facilities through its comprehensive program framework.”

To achieve Green Marine certification, Port of Baie-Comeau will assess the environmental performance of its facilities through key performance indicators that address such issues as greenhouse gases, underwater noise, spill prevention, community impacts and relations, waste management, and environmental leadership. The certification process is rigorous and transparent, with results independently verified every two years and each participant’s performance made public annually.

About the Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation

The Baie-Comeau Port Management Corporation is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to manage and promote the full potential of the Baie-Comeau multi-user port facilities to ensure their safe, efficient, and sustainable use and development within the Quebec and Canadian port networks.

The Port of Baie-Comeau is a strategic regional development lever that contributes to its community’s influence and prosperity. For more details, visit: https://www.portbcomeau.ca/en.

Green Marine overview

Founded in 2007, Green Marine’s North American environmental certification program is celebrating its 15th year as a voluntary effort by the maritime industry to go beyond regulations. Currently, more than 180 ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers throughout Canada and the United States are participating in the program. A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders, the scientific community, and governments. A significant number of the more than 90 Green Marine supporters take part in reviewing and shaping the environmental program. More details are available at

For more information:

Steve Berthiaume
Partnership & Corporate Affairs
Baie-Comeau Port Management

Manon Lanthier
Communications Manager
Green Marine