After months of extreme quiet, North Korean ship traffic is back on the rise
Ships on the east coast might be moving goods around the country because summer typhoons destroyed key roads and bridges
The East Sea is witnessing a modest rise in traffic from North Korean fleets this month after an extremely quiet September and October.
These ships appeared to move closely along North Korea’s east coast, which means they’re likely sticking to domestic routes and could be shuttling goods city to city after three typhoons pummeled nearby bridges and roads this summer.
For the last three months, North Korea’s fleet faced a second COVID-19-related trade shutdown. But from late October to mid-November, the DPRK’s east coast showed more activity in Automated Identification
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