October 16, 2021

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
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As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap

Influx of illicit North Korean coal fuels concerns that shipments will continue even after Chinese energy crisis ends

As China burns through coal, North Korea steps in to fill the gap
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 15, 2021
France, Canada deploy aircraft to bolster North Korea sanctions enforcement

France, Canada deploy aircraft to bolster North Korea sanctions enforcement

Dispatch of surveillance assets to US bases in Japan may reflect unease over DPRK’s increasing coal exports

France, Canada deploy aircraft to bolster North Korea sanctions enforcement
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 15, 2021
After years in hiding, a North Korean ship shows its true colors
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After years in hiding, a North Korean ship shows its true colors

Records reveal Ji Da 1 cargo vessel likely sailed under the radar for years on behalf of Pyongyang

After years in hiding, a North Korean ship shows its true colors
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 13, 2021
North Korea reports no COVID-19 cases amid reports of humanitarian aid shipment

North Korea reports no COVID-19 cases amid reports of humanitarian aid shipment

World Health Organization said DPRK received personal protective equipment, masks and test reagents

North Korea reports no COVID-19 cases amid reports of humanitarian aid shipment
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 11, 2021
Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Medical goods to treat tuberculosis and malnutrition are one of first confirmed aid shipments to DPRK in many months

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 7, 2021
North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs
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North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs

Sanctions and the pandemic have battered imports of refined petroleum, but smuggling may cover part of the gap

North Korea’s official oil imports tick up but remain far below its needs
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 6, 2021
UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea

UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea

Front companies, individuals and ships tied to DPRK ship-to-ship transfers have links to Winson Group, PoE says

UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 5, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro October 1, 2021
Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines
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Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from September 1 to September 30

Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines
NK Pro
NK Pro October 1, 2021
UK warship spots potential violations of North Korea sanctions in East China Sea

UK warship spots potential violations of North Korea sanctions in East China Sea

Pyongyang’s extensive procurement networks and maritime legal obstacles hinder sanctions enforcement, expert says

UK warship spots potential violations of North Korea sanctions in East China Sea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 27, 2021
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