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Traffic, construction continues at controversial North Korean oil facility
Analysis

Traffic, construction continues at controversial North Korean oil facility

Additional construction seen via satellite in Nampho since March

Traffic, construction continues at controversial North Korean oil facility
Hamish MacdonaldHamish Macdonald | Leo Byrne November 9, 2018
North Korean ship inspections halved in 2018, data shows
Analysis

North Korean ship inspections halved in 2018, data shows

Numbers suggest reduced North Korean ship range, destination, and traffic

North Korean ship inspections halved in 2018, data shows
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne November 9, 2018
North Korean tanker returns to Russian waters
News

North Korean tanker returns to Russian waters

Vessel loiters near terminal owned by U.S.-designated oil company

North Korean tanker returns to Russian waters
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne November 7, 2018
Singaporean national, firms sanctioned over illicit North Korean dealings
News

Singaporean national, firms sanctioned over illicit North Korean dealings

DOJ charges Singaporean national accused by the U.S. of bank fraud, among other charges

Singaporean national, firms sanctioned over illicit North Korean dealings
Hamish MacdonaldHamish Macdonald October 25, 2018
North Korean ships briefly appear near Chinese ports
News

North Korean ships briefly appear near Chinese ports

But origins and destinations not clear from location transmissions

North Korean ships briefly appear near Chinese ports
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne October 23, 2018
Koreas to begin connecting rail, roads between late November and early December
News

Koreas to begin connecting rail, roads between late November and early December

Talks also see two sides agree to begin joint "research" into broader economic cooperation

Koreas to begin connecting rail, roads between late November and early December
Dagyum JiDagyum Ji October 15, 2018
North Korean oil tanker leaves Vladivostok following brief detention
News

North Korean oil tanker leaves Vladivostok following brief detention

Tanker leaves area after 14-hour location transmission gap

North Korean oil tanker leaves Vladivostok following brief detention
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne October 11, 2018
North Korean ship visits to Chinese bulk ports becoming more regular
Analysis

North Korean ship visits to Chinese bulk ports becoming more regular

Each DPRK vessel has links to illicit behavior, sanctioned entities

North Korean ship visits to Chinese bulk ports becoming more regular
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne October 4, 2018
North Korean detained by Vladivostok customs for “large scale” cash smuggling
News

North Korean detained by Vladivostok customs for “large scale” cash smuggling

DPRK citizen, a ship captain, caught carrying USD$180,000 in cash

North Korean detained by Vladivostok customs for “large scale” cash smuggling
Oliver HothamOliver Hotham October 3, 2018
South Korea releases sanctioned Russian ship after investigation
News

South Korea releases sanctioned Russian ship after investigation

Seoul says it did not find any "violations committed by the ship"

South Korea releases sanctioned Russian ship after investigation
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne October 2, 2018
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