At December 8&9, 2016, the 2016 joint conference was held by our court and Zhejiang Marine Board in Hangzhou. Holding a joint conference annually is a exchanging and communicating mechanism formed by the cooperation memo which was established in June 2013 with regard to mutually improve the construction of Zhejiang marine economic development demonstration zones. Directors in charge of our court operations and courtrooms, and deans of the branches and organizations of Zhejiang Marine Board, accounting to 40 members, attended the conference. The conference was started by notifications for general information, especially for the implementation of the summary set up by the 2015 joint conference. Our court president Chen Huiming and the general director of Zhejiang Marine Board He Yipei attended and gave speeches respectively. The vice director of Zhejiang Marine Board Zhou Rong xiang presided the conference.
In the notification for general information, both parties mutually agreed that the cooperation practice of this year should be deepened and more pragmatic, with a widely better cooperation and communication. Empirical results have been achieved in judicial execution assistance, investigation of evidence, safe management of ship arrested, communication and research of professional problems, and share of the talents. These results also provide beneficial suggestions for reinforcing cooperation in the next stage.
Our court president Chen Huiming pointed out in the speech that since June 2013 Zhejiang Marine Board and Ningbo Maritime Court officially established the cooperation mechanism of the construction of Zhejiang marine economic development demonstration zones, the judicial department and administrative department of our province have effectuated a cooperation mode which initially was judicial assistance provided by the maritime administration to maritime judiciary and now is the deepened linkage that shares the heavy security responsibility for marine economic development. Both parties played positive roles in appropriately resolving contradictions and disputes over maritime commercial area, reinforcing shipping administration in accordance with law, excellently constructing environment ruled by law for building Zhejiang marine economic development demonstration zones and Zhoushan new area, and pushing forward the ¡°one belt one road¡± initiative, etc . Especially the three years since the memo was signed, Zhejiang Marine Board and Ningbo Maritime Court got a good teamwork, supported each other at work, and got up and helped mutually, so as to achieve wonderful results. We wish that from a higher beginning, both parties can develop further communication with deepened consensus, cooperate with all the efforts, improve the communication and reconciliation mechanism of maritime operations and the disputes resolving cooperation mechanism in admiralty area, continuously promote the quality and efficiency of maritime judiciary and administration, optimize and establish an excellent environment ruled by law, built harmonious seas, and mutually contribute to the development of Zhejiang marine economy. The general director of Zhejiang Marine Board He Yipei as well gave an ebullience speech. Mr. Director He highly appreciated the cooperation mechanism and the results thereby during these years, and analyzed the new situations of current sea economy and shipping safety in detail. And he came up with an intention of reinforcing the communication and deepening the cooperation.
During the discussion, operation departments from both parties exchanged views around the practical problems about maritime administration and maritime trial. In the side of execution assistance, impassioned and deepened discussion was launched with respect to a lot of issues, which were how to reinforce supervision methods after the ship in-out port visa was replaced by ship report system, how to improve the ship arresting assistance process, how to regulate and facilitate administration in accordance with law, efficiently resolve emergency disposal and claim on sea, connect the ¡°no one survive¡± testimonial with declaration of people missing on sea, dispose the derelict ship and goods on board, etc.
Through the discussion, both parties firmly believed that with deeply propelling the cooperation memo mechanism of Zhejiang marine economic development demonstration zones construction, marine administrative management and maritime judiciary will reach a consensus of helping and collaborating in a wide range, promoting coordination mechanism, and providing a stronger guarantee for safe shipping and sea economy mutually.