May 17, 2021

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
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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
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 3, 2021
US to North Korea sanctions violators: Prepare to ‘lose liberty and property’
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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’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 25, 2021
North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
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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
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2021
North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales
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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
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 14, 2021
North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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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
NK Pro
NK Pro April 2, 2021
UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request
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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
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 2, 2021
After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China
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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
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 1, 2021
North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program
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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
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 24, 2021
Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling
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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
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 15, 2021
North Korean shipping rises in early March, hinting at loosened quarantine rules
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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
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 12, 2021
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