September 25, 2020


Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK


At least 14 North Korean ships disguise themselves in international waters

At least seven pairs of DPRK ships share the same Maritime Mobile Service Identity numbers to conceal their identities

Min Chao Choy September 17, 2020

Russian fuel giants source of oil worth millions to the DPRK in 2018-19: report

At least 200 shipments to North Korea totalling $26 million tied to Gazprom and Rosneft

Min Chao Choy September 11, 2020

Chinese ships avoid illegally entering North Korean seas as fishing season opens

Ships disappear from location tracking system as they near North Korean border, despite evidence of fishing rights sales

Min Chao Choy September 10, 2020

North Korean border ports quiet in August, despite a heavy reliance on sea trade

Except for Chinese coast guard and fishing boats, only one ship appears active at the mouth of the Yalu

Min Chao Choy September 8, 2020

North Korea’s top seaport eerily quiet after rumors of a closed trade route

August ship tracking data supports NGO reports that the Dalian-Nampho sea route was closed in late July

Min Chao Choy September 3, 2020

After damaging rain and wind, North Korea is about to face yet another typhoon

Typhoon No. 9 Maysak is set to hit North Korea’s eastern region on Thursday, just days after Typhoon Bavi’s departure

Jeongmin Kim September 2, 2020

Timeline: From North Korean floods to another round of Kim Jong Un health rumors

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31

NK Pro September 1, 2020

North Korea tested more than 2,700 people for COVID-19 — all results ‘negative’

More than 30,000 people have been put under quarantine in the country, WHO tells NK News 

Jeongmin Kim August 27, 2020

North Korea may be preparing to illegally export sand, satellite imagery shows

The United Nations banned North Korea from exporting “earth and stone” products since 2017

Min Chao Choy August 25, 2020

COVID-19 test kits sent by private South Korean group arrive in North Korea

Delivery made via the Dandong-Sinuiju land route in mid-August

Jeongmin Kim August 21, 2020
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