April 14, 2024
Analysis

North Korean tankers return to Russia

Tankers primarily use a terminal operated by a large, independent Russian oil and gas company

North Korea’s oil tankers have returned to more regular routes in recent weeks after a surge of activity in October, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea.

The majority of the DPRK’s oil tankers once again appear to be visiting or heading from terminals in the Russian Far East, primarily Vladivostok.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.