Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK
Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear
Two inbound shipments of possible humanitarian aid detected in May and June 2021 satellite imagery
Imported items selling for up to 10 times higher than normal, raising fears of disrupted supply chains
Experts say the Mu Pho’s swapping of names, flags suggests sanctions evasion
An analytical look at the main developments from May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
Ship may be part of elaborate sanctions busting scheme linked to Chinese companies
Experts, defectors say Seoul lacks access to DPRK assets to make this possible
Uptick may be part of efforts to evade U.N. sanction restrictions on refined petroleum
The vessel appears to have been carrying iron banned for sale by UN sanctions
Aid containers meant for North Korea have been held for months at Dalian, once a busy logistics hub for NGOs
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