March 04, 2021

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

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North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Feb. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2021

NK Pro March 3, 2021
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North Korean ships return to sea after a quiet COVID-19 winter

At least eight DPRK-flagged ships were active in Feb. 2021, as well as suspicious foreign-flagged ships

Min Chao Choy February 22, 2021
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North Korea is boldly flouting sanctions with ships full of illegal fuel

A draft U.N. report suggests that North Korean ships are disguising themselves with greater sophistication

Min Chao Choy February 18, 2021
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North Korea moves to complete new oil terminal despite UN cap on fuel imports

Rapid construction of three storage tanks and support buildings at Nampho port finished in 2020, satellite images show

Joseph Byrne | Min Chao Choy February 2, 2021
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North Korea likely continued smuggling coal in January despite border lockdown

Known North Korean vessels, which frequented a coal-smuggling hotspot in summer 2020, reappeared last month

Min Chao Choy February 1, 2021
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North Korean ships remain idle, with only one possible shipment in late December

Activity at east DPRK coast ports included a single voyage seen leaving China for Nampho on Dec. 25, 2020

Min Chao Choy January 6, 2021

North Korea tests 12,489 people for COVID-19, still claims zero confirmed cases

Border remains closed “for an uncertain period” with public gathering and movement partially banned, WHO says

Jeongmin Kim January 4, 2021
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Ships openly admit to buying illegal fishing permits from North Korea

Chinese and South Korean-flagged ships said they’re involved in potential sanctions-violating acts, new documents show

Min Chao Choy January 1, 2021
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North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Dec. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

NK Pro January 1, 2021
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After a sluggish year, North Korean ships are expected to idle well into 2021

A look at the last year of DPRK ship movements reflect the country’s border shutdowns and decreased commercial activity

Min Chao Choy December 25, 2020
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