Tianjin Port chief engineer surrenders himself to corruption inspectors

Tianjin Port chief engineer surrenders himself to corruption inspectors

China’s Tianjin Port is again in the spotlight after a series of corruption crackdowns at the major port operator.

Tianjin’s discipline inspection commission said in a circular that Li Wei, chief engineer of Tianjin Port, has turned himself in to the authorities and is now under investigation for serious illegal activities.

This follows four senior officials of Tianjin Port, including the vice president of the group, being detained by authorities last month for corruption investigations.

Li, a port planning expert, had served in Tianjin Port since 2000.

In the past three years, two former chairmen of Tianjin Port were arrested for corruption and another one was sacked for dereliction of duty following the huge chemical blasts at the port.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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