July 27, 2021
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DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 22, 2021
Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Two inbound shipments of possible humanitarian aid detected in May and June 2021 satellite imagery

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade

How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade

Experts say the Mu Pho’s swapping of names, flags suggests sanctions evasion

How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade
Author Image Min Chao Choy| Won-Gi Jung June 9, 2021
North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

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

North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro June 3, 2021
Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port

Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port

Ship may be part of elaborate sanctions busting scheme linked to Chinese companies

Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port
Author Image Min Chao Choy| Won-Gi Jung May 28, 2021
North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May

North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May

Uptick may be part of efforts to evade U.N. sanction restrictions on refined petroleum

North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May
Author Image Min Chao Choy| Won-Gi Jung May 26, 2021
North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast

North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast

The vessel appears to have been carrying iron banned for sale by UN sanctions

North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast
Author Image Min Chao Choy| Won-Gi Jung May 24, 2021
North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck

North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck

Aid containers meant for North Korea have been held for months at Dalian, once a busy logistics hub for NGOs

North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
Author Image Min Chao Choy May 3, 2021
US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’

US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’

FBI wants to send a "clear" message with latest ship seizure and warrant for Singaporean man’s arrest

US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’
Author Image Colin Zwirko April 25, 2021
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 Image Colin Zwirko April 16, 2021
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