Maritime court steps up efforts to improve effectiveness and transparency

Shanghai Maritime Court has released a list of 33 measures it will take to improve effectiveness and transparency.

Shanghai Maritime Court has published a list of 33 measures in improving effectiveness and transparency as part of the city's pledge to become a world-leading shipping center.

The court said the measures will help it better deal with cases involving overseas parties, like inviting the Shanghai offices of international shipping firms and consulate officials to hear trials.

Guo Weiqing, deputy director of Shanghai High People’s Court, said efforts will be made to build a “smart maritime court system,” backed by big data and artificial intelligence. Also, the court will act as an international maritime judicial center. 

Last month, the court was named the “most transparent” maritime court in China, in part due to its pioneering work releasing bilingual papers. 

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