On November 6th, the Unveiling Ceremony of China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) Shanghai Headquarters was held at the Second Shanghai International Arbitration Summit. The unveiling ceremony was presided over by Zhao Qi, Deputy Secretary General of and Deputy Secretary of Political and Legal Committee of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and Deputy Secretary General of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Xiong Xuanguo, Vice Minister of Justice; Yu Shaoliang, Deputy Secretary of and Secretary of Political and Legal Committee of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee; Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman of CCPIT, and Lu Weidong, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice, attended and delivered speeches, expressing warm congratulations for the unveiling ceremony and high hopes for the headquarters. Nearly 250 guests were present to witness this important moment.
CMAC, established within CCPIT in 1959 in accordance with the Decision made by the State Council, is a nationwide and worldwide arbitration institution which is featured by resolving admiralty, maritime, transport, logistics-related disputes and other disputes agreed by parties. Shanghai Sub-commission was established in 2003. After more than 20 years of unremitting efforts, it has won wide praise in the industry by providing fair, professional and efficient arbitration services and deepening public legal services, contributing to the construction of Shanghai International Shipping Center.
In the new era, in order to implement major strategic arrangements such as the construction of Belt and Road Initiative, transportation power and maritime power, build the Shanghai International Shipping Center and the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Center facing the world, and advance China’s maritime arbitration system, CMAC, with the strong support of the Ministry of Justice, approved by CCPIT and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, decided to upgrade the Shanghai Sub-commission of CMAC to China Maritime Arbitration Commission Shanghai Headquarters. It aims to optimize the organizational structure, features and development goals, and improve service level and core competitiveness. CMAC Shanghai Headquarters will become the center, the brand of China’s maritime arbitration service, and the publicity window and innovation platform of core business. It will echo with the headquarters located in Beijing, forming the development pattern of cross regional linkage between "Beijing + Shanghai" as two headquarters.
After the opening of CMAC Shanghai headquarters, it will continue to adhere to the professional and international development, adhere to the value of fairness, justice and efficiency, uphold the client oriented service concept. Based in Shanghai, it is characterized by innovation, transformation, and it aims to serve the whole country and the world. With Shanghai as the center, CMAC Shanghai headquarters should upgrade and develop the maritime arbitration business, advance the legal service system, construct the Asia Pacific Regional Maritime Arbitration Center, and provide new impetus for Shanghai to build up Asia Pacific Regional Maritime Arbitration Center and an International Shipping Center facing the whole world.