December 29, 2017

Public security office and Waigaoqiao Bonded Area join hands to crack down on traffic violations

Shanghai Public Security Bureau Free Trade Zone Branch Office and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Bonded Area Customs signed a cooperation memorandum on Thursday to launch a disciplinary mechanism for companies that violate traffic regulations and related laws in the Waigaoqiao bonded area.

The mechanism is meant to share data between the bureau and Shanghai Customs; explore ways to discipline the regulation violators; urge the companies to perform their duties; build a risk control and management platform; and to advance the sound economic and social development in the Waigaoqiao Bonded Area.

The Waigaoqiao Bonded Area is the core area of Shanghai Customs’ special supervision zone, for it’s in the vicinity of Waigaoqiao deep-water port area, and it has become the most important logistics industry’s cluster in Shanghai. The average number of container trucks going through the designated checkpoints reaches 7,000 on an average day, and exceeds 10,000 a day during busy seasons.

Because the roads are not wide enough and the logistics companies are concentrated in the area, so the large volume of container trucks traffic poses a great pressure on the area’s management on traffic, security, and fire control.

A management model will be built to discipline the companies that have violated related laws or the area’s traffic regulations. The bureau’s FTZ branch office will exchange data of the discredited companies with Shanghai Customs, and carry out disciplinary punishments such as downgrading the law-violating companies’ credit rating, increasing the cargo inspection rate, imposing business suspense, and being strict with their administrative permit issuance.

Also, a rating system will be introduced, which will combine the companies’ regulation violation records and fire control regulation punishment records, and divide the companies into three categories according to their rating. If container truck drivers violate traffic regulations in the area, their employers will also be held accountable and their companies’ rating will be affected.