April 19, 2021
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Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Author ImageColin Zwirko April 16, 2021
North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales

North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales

At least five North Korea-linked ships took turns at Longkou Port for possible sales between March 29 and April 13

North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 14, 2021
North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author ImageNK Pro April 2, 2021
UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request

UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request

The U.N. agreed to remove the Loi Hope ship’s identity despite possible links to North Korea, a source told NK Pro

UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request
Author ImageChad O'Carroll April 2, 2021
After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

At least five DPRK-flagged ships not seen since 2017 reappeared near the Shandong Peninsula

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 1, 2021
North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program

North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program

New report suggests that North Korea illegally bought Taiwanese oil for years in order to circumvent a U.N. fuel cap

North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program
Author ImageMin Chao Choy March 24, 2021
Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling

Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling

Photos of unflagged tankers lashed together with hoses show North Korea’s economy still running on oil, experts say

Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling
Author ImageMin Chao Choy March 15, 2021
North Korean shipping rises in early March, hinting at loosened quarantine rules

North Korean shipping rises in early March, hinting at loosened quarantine rules

13 ships made significant voyages, with old identities resurfacing after years off-grid

North Korean shipping rises in early March, hinting at loosened quarantine rules
Author ImageMin Chao Choy March 12, 2021
North Korean ships resume coal smuggling as ice and restrictions thaw

North Korean ships resume coal smuggling as ice and restrictions thaw

Vessel movements near Nampho port’s coal yard in February indicate loosened COVID-19 measures

North Korean ships resume coal smuggling as ice and restrictions thaw
Author ImageMin Chao Choy March 9, 2021
North Korean fleets spur into action after a winter of COVID-19 trade lockdowns

North Korean fleets spur into action after a winter of COVID-19 trade lockdowns

At least 15 North Korea-linked ships were active in late Feb. 2021, according to Automatic Identification System data

North Korean fleets spur into action after a winter of COVID-19 trade lockdowns
Author ImageMin Chao Choy March 4, 2021
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