Smart technologies and systems are transforming the global maritime sector. GSGP commissioned HPC Hamburg Port Consulting to explore how our region can capitalize on this trend. Opportunities focus on leveraging smart shipping to increase efficiency, improve environmental performance and grow cargo trade. Smart shipping is in its infancy in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence region yet holds great promise if it builds on current initiatives, recognizes challenges and is approached strategically. This report will serve as an important resource as the region moves ahead with deploying smart shipping solutions.