The Shanghai Maritime Court held a conference on July 28 to summarize its work in the first half of the year and come up with measures for improvements.
A maritime trial whitepaper was released in three languages at a conference held in Guangzhou Maritime Court on August 4.
The opening ceremony of Smart Maritime Court (Shanghai) Practice Base, China's first court practice base, was held on June 28.
Shanghai Maritime Court has received more than 2,000 cases of seamen's rights protection during the period of 2014-2016, according to its 2016 white paper of maritime trials.
The Shanghai Maritime Court recently helped nine crew members discover the true owner of their ship and detained the vessel in Zhoushan, using a global ship registry.
Beihai Maritime Court rolled out provisional regulations on simplification of judicial documents to improve efficiency.