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Regulations of Dalian Municipality on Promoting the Construction of Northeast Asia International Shipping Center
2019-12-24

( Adopted at the 14th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 16th Dalian Municipal People's Congress on October 25, 2019, approved by the 14th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th Liaoning Provincial People's Congress on November 28, 2019)

 

Announcement of the Standing Committee of Dalian Municipal People's Congress

 

(No. 11)

 

The "Regulations of Dalian Municipality on Promoting the Construction of Northeast Asia International Shipping Center" was voted by the 14th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 16th Dalian Municipal People's Congress on October 25, 2019 and approved by the 14th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th Liaoning Provincial People's Congress on November 28, 2019. It is hereby promulgated and shall come into force as of March 1, 2020.

 

Standing Committee of Dalian Municipal People's Congress

 

December 16, 2019

 

Chapter I General Provisions

 

Article 1 In order to implement the national strategy of building Dalian into an international shipping center in Northeast Asia, In connection with the construction of the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road" (hereinafter referred to as "the Belt and Road Initiative"), a linkage mechanism with the construction of Dalian District in China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone will be formed to create an internationally competitive shipping development environment. These Regulations are formulated in accordance with relevant laws and regulations and in combination with the actual situation of this Municipality.

 

Article 2 These Regulations shall apply to the promotion of the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center in this Municipality.

 

Article 3 This Municipality shall, in accordance with the national strategic deployment and the unified planning of the province, In order to promote the construction of Dalian's international shipping hub and aviation hub as the focus, Based in the Northeast, Radiating all over the country, Serving Northeast Asia, Unicom Global, We will build an international shipping center with highly concentrated shipping elements, perfect shipping service functions, efficient modern logistics services, convenient port services, developed shipping markets, excellent environment for shipping operators, prominent role of the Asia-Pacific convection hub, obvious intelligent and low-carbon characteristics, global shipping resource allocation capability, and adaptability to national strategies and economic development.

 

Article 4 The Municipal People's Government shall strengthen its leadership in promoting the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center.

 

The city has set up a deliberation and coordination body for the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center, which is responsible for coordinating and promoting the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center. The office of the deliberation and coordination agency is located in the municipal transportation department and is responsible for the daily work. 


The district (city) and county people's governments, the dispatched offices of the Municipal People's Government, the relevant departments of the Municipal People's Government and the relevant units shall strengthen cooperation, refine the division of labor, define the tasks, and implement all the work to promote the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center. 

 

Article 5 This Municipality shall establish a communication and coordination mechanism with relevant departments of the State and relevant provinces and cities to carry out cross-regional cooperation. We will promote exchanges and cooperation in the field of international shipping with countries and regions along the "the belt and road initiative" route and other important ports and regions in the world. 


Shipping enterprises, organizations and relevant trade associations are encouraged to carry out international exchanges and cooperation through shipping trade promotion, international shipping forums and other forms. 

 

Article 6 Shipping-related industry associations shall strengthen industry self-discipline and industry integrity construction, standardize industry order, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the industry and its members, enhance exchanges and cooperation with relevant associations at home and abroad, and promote fair competition and orderly development in the shipping market.

 

Chapter II Planning and Infrastructure Construction

 

Article 7 The Municipal People's Government shall, in accordance with the national plan and the overall goal of the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center, prepare the construction plan of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center and organize its implementation. 


The construction plan of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center should clearly define the overall arrangement, phased objectives, specific working measures and responsible departments to promote the construction. 

 

Article 8 The Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center construction planning shall be linked with the land and space planning to ensure the demand for land, sea areas and coastline for Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center construction, and reasonably reserve land and sea areas for the construction of industrial parks such as ports, air-to-air economic zones, shipping service gathering areas and logistics parks.

 

Article 9 The Municipal People's Government shall plan and construct a shipping service industry agglomeration area with reasonable layout and complementary functions, formulate policies and measures, and attract relevant industry entities and functional institutions to gather in this city.

 

The people's government of the place where the shipping service industry agglomeration area is located and its relevant departments shall, according to the regional characteristics and market demand, Formulate supporting policies and promotion measures to promote the development of shipping services such as port logistics, shipping finance, shipping insurance, international shipping, international shipping management, international shipping agency, non-vessel shipping, international freight forwarding, maritime legal services, international shipping brokerage and international crew services.

 

Article 10 The municipal transportation department shall, in conjunction with relevant departments, scientifically coordinate various resources such as coastline, wharf, waterway and anchorage, adjust and optimize the layout of ports, and improve the construction of public infrastructure such as waterway and anchorage. 


Encourage and support the construction of intelligent and automated docks. 

 

Article 11 This Municipality shall strengthen the construction of airport infrastructure, increase the capacity of airport facilities, improve the functional quality of airports, and meet the needs of the growth of air traffic volume.

 

Chapter III Construction of Shipping Service System

 

Article 12 Port operators shall take measures to coordinate port resources, provide port services for shipping-related enterprises, and expand modern port service functions such as trade, finance and consultation. 


The city supports port operators to build an international industrial layout and a port and shipping service network. 

 

Article 13 This Municipality encourages shipping enterprises to open up ocean-going trunk lines and routes to countries and regions along the "the belt and road initiative" route, and to build a service system for international transit, regional routes around the Bohai Sea and domestic trade north-south routes.

 

Article 14 The Municipal People's Government shall prepare a development plan for Dalian's cruise industry and promote the construction of Dalian's China Cruise Tourism Development Pilot Zone.

 

Promote the development of multi-port cruise routes originating from Dalian. Attracting cruise companies to open routes to Dalian Port and promoting the construction of Dalian Cruise Visit Port. 


We will support the expansion of the cruise industry chain and guide the standardized development of cruise tourism. 

 

Article 15 This Municipality shall gradually increase the coverage rate and flight density of Dalian Airport's domestic and foreign routes, increase the proportion of direct flights, develop the regional branch market, and strengthen the capacity of connecting transit transportation services.

 

Article 16 The municipal postal administration department shall, in conjunction with relevant departments, take measures to promote the construction of postal and express delivery collection and distribution centers and the construction of an influential airport international mail exchange bureau in Northeast Asia.

 

Article 17 The Municipal People's Government shall construct a multimodal transport network system with sea-rail transport and air-rail transport as the core, Haiti and open space as supplements, covering the Northeast and connecting the Asian and European markets. We will strengthen the construction of major land logistics channels, promote the development of China-EU trains, cultivate multi-modal transport operators, and support the development of multi-modal transport services such as refrigerated containers, commercial vehicles and bulk-to-bulk transport services.

 

Article 18 This Municipality shall coordinate and optimize the layout of port-facing industries and build a modern port-facing industrial system. 


Support and guide the development of port-facing industries such as ship building and repairing, marine engineering equipment and petrochemical industry. 

 

Article 19 This Municipality shall integrate the existing port and shipping related information platforms, build Dalian's comprehensive transportation public information platform, and establish a shipping public information exchange and sharing mechanism among the city's information platforms, among Northeast Asia regions, among countries and regions along the "the belt and road initiative" route, and among major port cities in the world.

 

Article 20 This Municipality supports the main body of the shipping industry market to focus on the needs of industrial development and upgrading, improve the quality and efficiency of the utilization of shipping resources, and extend to specialization and the high end of the value chain. 


Encourage shipping market players to integrate shipping resources and carry out overseas investment and transnational operations. 

 

Article 21 This Municipality encourages and supports domestic and foreign shipping companies, airlines and industry alliances to set up headquarters or regional headquarters, operation centers, procurement centers, fund settlement centers, etc. in this Municipality, to carry out shipping and aviation related businesses, and to establish shipping services and headquarters economic agglomeration areas.

 

Article 22 This Municipality shall take measures to encourage financial institutions to provide financial services such as financing, settlement, risk management, financial consulting and information consulting for shipping-related enterprises.

 

Encourage shipping-related enterprises to use multi-level capital markets to raise funds.

 

Article 23 The financial department of the Municipal People's Government shall, in conjunction with the resident agencies of the State Financial Supervision Department, take measures to encourage commercial banks to set up shipping financing centers in this Municipality and insurance institutions to set up shipping logistics insurance operation centers in this Municipality. 


Encourage the use of ship financial leasing as a pilot to promote the development of the financial leasing industry. Encourage commercial factoring companies to expand financing channels for ship builders. 


Encourage intermediary agencies such as ship trading (financing) brokerage companies, shipping insurance brokerage companies and shipping derivatives brokerage companies to settle in this city. 

 

Chapter IV Shipping Innovation Construction

 

Article 24 This Municipality strives for relevant national policies to explore and promote the construction of Dalian Free Trade Port. 


Article 25 This Municipality supports shipping enterprises that conform to the provisions of the State to operate coastal piggyback business with Dalian Port as an international transit port. 


Article 26 This Municipality encourages Dalian Commodity Exchange to speed up the research and development of shipping futures varieties. 


Support the establishment of a shipping exchange in this city. 

 

Article 27 The municipal administrative department of science and technology shall, in conjunction with the development and reform departments, formulate guiding policies to encourage shipping equipment manufacturing enterprises, institutions of higher learning and scientific research institutions to strengthen the research and development of new shipping technologies, new materials and new processes such as safety, high efficiency, energy conservation and environmental protection. 


Support the integrated application innovation of Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and other technologies in the shipping field. 

 

Article 28 The municipal departments of science and technology administration, industry and information technology shall, in conjunction with the departments of transportation and other departments, formulate guiding policies to support the innovative development of the ship building and repairing industry and improve the manufacturing level of marine engineering equipment and high-tech ships. 


Support and encourage the research, development and trial of intelligent ships such as unmanned cargo carriers. 

 

Article 29 The Municipal People's Government and relevant departments shall implement the requirements of the ship emission control area in the Bohai Rim waters, regularly carry out basic information investigation of ship pollution, carry out comprehensive treatment of wharf pollution, and strengthen the ship pollution supervision and marine oil spill risk prevention capabilities. 


Port operators shall carry out technological transformation of port sewage treatment and reuse facilities and establish a receiving system for ship pollutants and wastes; Strict implementation of the emission control area ship low sulfur oil policy, encourage the use of ship shore power. 


Shipping enterprises are encouraged to use low energy consumption and low pollution means of transportation and mechanical equipment. 

 

Chapter V Environmental Construction of Airlines Operators

 

Article 30 The municipal port department shall coordinate the port inspection units stationed in Lianhe Customs, maritime affairs, border inspection, etc. to establish and publish the list of shipping management powers and responsibilities, so as to build a stable, fair, transparent and predictable business environment for the development of shipping, port and logistics industries. 


Article 31 The municipal port department shall coordinate the customs stationed in Lianhe to take measures to promote the integration of customs clearance across the country, improve the construction of port supervision facilities, reform and adjust the logistics supervision mode, speed up the informatization construction of customs supervision, and provide efficient and convenient customs clearance services for inbound and outbound goods at ports. 

 

Article 32 The municipal port department shall coordinate the maritime departments stationed in the company to take measures to simplify the ship registration procedures in accordance with the law, improve the contents of the ship registration, optimize the ship registration and related business processes, and provide convenient and efficient ship registration services for ship operation, financing, insurance, building and repairing, trading, etc.

 

Article 33 The municipal port department shall coordinate the border inspection departments stationed in the company to take measures to implement paperless declaration, face recognition and other technologies at the ports to provide convenient and efficient border inspection services for shipping enterprises. 


Article 34 The municipal transportation department shall coordinate the ship inspection agencies stationed in the company to take measures to improve the ship inspection service capability and provide convenient and efficient comprehensive ship inspection services for shipping-related enterprises, shipbuilding enterprises, etc. 

 

Article 35 The municipal transportation department shall, in conjunction with the maritime departments stationed in Dalian, take measures to improve and perfect the pilotage service standards and disclose the charging standards so as to provide efficient, safe and convenient pilotage services for ships entering and leaving Dalian Port.

 

Article 36 Municipal transportation departments shall, in conjunction with the municipal human resources and social security departments, improve the shipping high-level personnel policy and formulate plans for the training and introduction of shipping high-level personnel. Encourage shipping enterprises and institutions to introduce all kinds of high-level shipping talents. 


The municipal education department shall, in conjunction with the relevant departments, guide vocational schools to formulate training programs for shipping professionals. Encourage vocational schools and vocational training institutions to train shipping professionals. 


The city supports the establishment of shipping-related specialties in colleges and universities, the development of industry-university-research cooperation, and the promotion of achievement transformation. We will support qualified universities in Lianhe to build world-class universities in the maritime field. Support the construction and development of shipping think tanks. 

 

Article 37 Arbitration institutions registered and established in this Municipality shall, according to their professional needs, absorb personnel with professional knowledge as arbitrators, improve the professional level and internationalization of shipping arbitration, and expand the scope of arbitration business. 


The city supports the development of shipping legal services, encourages legal service agencies to carry out international exchanges, expands the field of shipping legal services, and provides professional shipping legal services for shipping agencies and related enterprises and individuals. 

 

Article 38 This Municipality shall strengthen the construction of shipping culture, intensify the cultivation of shipping culture, carry out exchanges and cooperation in shipping culture, and form a shipping culture environment in which citizens' shipping knowledge is generally improved.

 

Chapter VI Guarantee and Supervision

 

Article 39 The city has set up funds for the construction and development of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center and incorporated them into the fiscal budget to provide financial support for promoting the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center. 


Encourage and support all kinds of social capital to participate in the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center and provide financial services for the development of the shipping industry. 

 

Article 40 The city should strive for the relevant national and provincial policies, formulate and improve measures to promote the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center and the development of the shipping industry. 


Article 41 Municipal emergency management, transportation and other departments shall, in accordance with their respective responsibilities, strengthen the construction of shipping safety supervision system and mechanism, improve the shipping emergency plan system, and enhance the ability to deal with emergencies. 


Article 42 The Municipal People's Government shall establish an assessment system for the construction of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center, assess the relevant departments responsible for the construction of the shipping center, and promote the development of all aspects of the construction of the shipping center. 

 

Article 43 Municipal People's Government shall report to the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress on the completion of the phased objectives of Dalian Northeast Asia International Shipping Center construction.

 

Chapter VII Supplementary Provisions

 

Article 44 These Regulations shall come into force as of March 1, 2020.