January 28, 2020

Tag: Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

Vietnamese oil tanker which visited N. Korea seized by Malaysian commando unit

Only one crew member found after 5000-tonne vessel seized, others reportedly returned to respective countries

Chad O'Carroll December 12, 2019

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

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

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

Progress slow at China’s largest new customs port on its border with North Korea

Sanctions may have slowed project's pace, but scope reflects regions plans for cross-border trade

Colin Zwirko September 30, 2019

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

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

How a new UN sanctions report reveals the limits of Chinese cooperation

Biegun says Beijing working with the U.S., but images suggest DPRK coal smuggling in Chinese waters

Leo Byrne September 13, 2019

Satellite imagery shows major construction outside DPRK’s West Sea Barrage

Construction began in August 2018 and progressed steadily over the 12 months, though purpose remains unclear

Leo Byrne September 4, 2019

Updated imagery shows abrupt turnaround in trade at North Korean port

The number of containers increased rapidly at the end of August

Leo Byrne September 3, 2019
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