November 21, 2019

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Leo Byrne

Leo Byrne is the Data and Analytic Director at NK News and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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News

U.S.-sanctioned ship arrives in port near Chinese coal power plant

The vessel stopped signaling location after its arrival in the area

Leo Byrne October 17, 2019
News

Imagery reveals near-constant activity at North Korean coal terminal in October

Planet imagery taken almost every day shows regular traffic despite sanctions

Leo Byrne October 16, 2019
News

UN-sanctioned oil tanker with ties to North Korea appears near Chinese coast

Tanker has been involved in both ship to ship transfers and direct deliveries to the DPRK

Leo Byrne October 15, 2019
News

Russian refined oil exports to North Korea bounce back in August: data

Shipments follow a similar trend to last year, numbers provided to the 1718 Committee show

Leo Byrne October 11, 2019
News

North Korean ship sails with Kiribati flag, loiters near Shanghai

The case is the latest in a series of unusual DPRK vessel broadcasts and voyages

Leo Byrne October 10, 2019
News

North Korea imports sanctioned items valued at over $300,000 from Russia in July

The shipments included electrical and industrial items covered by designated trade codes

Leo Byrne October 10, 2019
News

UN sanctioned ship appears near Myanmar

The vessel appeared to be headed for Yangon, though there are no docking records

Leo Byrne September 27, 2019
Analysis

North Korean reported oil imports up year on year: UN data

Though reported shipments are just a fraction of probable illicit inflows

Leo Byrne September 27, 2019
News

Russian oil supplies to North Korea fell to yearly lows in July: UN data

Drop is similar to that which occurred last year, indicating a seasonal low

Leo Byrne September 25, 2019
News

North Korean imports of Chinese cereals spike to highest levels in years

The sharp increase follows a visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping in June

Leo Byrne September 20, 2019
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