Dalian: The anti-corruption sweep in China is taking down more major officials in the shipping industry. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCID) has announced that Gao Baoyu, president of Yingkou Port Group, is currently being investigated by authorities for corruption activities.
Yingkou Port said the vice president of the company has taken over the position temporarily, and operations remain normal.
Gao has been the president of Yingkou Port Group since 2000, he also served as the deputy chief of Yingkou Port Authority.
Yingkou port is a major seaport in northeast China and a fast growing port in China. Its container throughput ranked the ninth amongst domestic ports in 2014.