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North Korean jets sent to China may have been cargo planes, imagery suggests
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North Korean jets sent to China may have been cargo planes, imagery suggests

New satellite imagery shows movement of 3 Air Koryo cargo planes, possibly to Shenyang airport on Monday

North Korean jets sent to China may have been cargo planes, imagery suggests
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 18, 2022
Chinese ship makes first known voyage to DPRK, flaunting maritime conventions
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Chinese ship makes first known voyage to DPRK, flaunting maritime conventions

Voyage marks rare appearance of a foreign-flagged ship outside a North Korean port since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Chinese ship makes first known voyage to DPRK, flaunting maritime conventions
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell May 5, 2022
North Korea and China suspend rail trade amid COVID-19 concerns
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North Korea and China suspend rail trade amid COVID-19 concerns

Reversal comes just months after China and North Korea agreed to restart rail freight to bolster bilateral trade

North Korea and China suspend rail trade amid COVID-19 concerns
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 30, 2022
What if North Korea’s vessels become significantly harder to track?
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What if North Korea’s vessels become significantly harder to track?

China’s data privacy laws and friction with the West may soon make ship tracking information hard to come by in Asia

What if North Korea’s vessels become significantly harder to track?
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 29, 2022
Australian company to pay $6 million in connection to years-long sanctions case
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Australian company to pay $6 million in connection to years-long sanctions case

North Korea sanctions violated thousands of times by Toll Holdings, Ltd., US Treasury says

Australian company to pay $6 million in connection to years-long sanctions case
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 26, 2022
One of North Korea’s largest cargo ships unloads illicit coal in China: Imagery
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One of North Korea’s largest cargo ships unloads illicit coal in China: Imagery

Apparent delivery comes as North Korea’s primary seaport sees increased activity in recent weeks

One of North Korea’s largest cargo ships unloads illicit coal in China: Imagery
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 21, 2022
Ship enters key North Korean port after unusually short quarantine period
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Ship enters key North Korean port after unusually short quarantine period

Likely DPRK vessel spent just a week outside Nampho, suggesting policy change or special shipment ahead of holiday

Ship enters key North Korean port after unusually short quarantine period
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 11, 2022
Life after death: How North Korea’s ghost ships frustrate sanctions enforcement
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Life after death: How North Korea’s ghost ships frustrate sanctions enforcement

Tracking what ships are scrapped or still afloat isn’t easy, a situation Pyongyang knows how to exploit

Life after death: How North Korea’s ghost ships frustrate sanctions enforcement
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 7, 2022
North Korea lashes out at France for dispatching ship for sanctions monitoring
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North Korea lashes out at France for dispatching ship for sanctions monitoring

DPRK foreign ministry calls surveillance by French frigate near Korean Peninsula an ‘overt military provocation’

North Korea lashes out at France for dispatching ship for sanctions monitoring
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer April 4, 2022
Heavy ice chills North Korean coal exports, but oil imports hold steady: Imagery
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Heavy ice chills North Korean coal exports, but oil imports hold steady: Imagery

Overall traffic at Nampho fuel depots appears to dip in winter as sea navigation becomes more challenging

Heavy ice chills North Korean coal exports, but oil imports hold steady: Imagery
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell April 4, 2022
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