January 25, 2020


Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

Sanctioned North Korean tanker seen conducting ship-to-ship transfers: Japan

Nam San 8 was photographed hooked up to small unknown vessel two days in a row in mid-December

Colin Zwirko December 30, 2019

Vietnamese oil tanker which visited N. Korea seized by Malaysian commando unit

Only one crew member found after 5000-tonne vessel seized, others reportedly returned to respective countries

Chad O'Carroll December 12, 2019

North Korea and Russia sign new protocol on cross-border rail transport

Russia’s deputy transport minister in Pyongyang talks pushed for rail container shipments from South Korea to begin

Colin Zwirko November 15, 2019

Suspected sanctions-busting cargo ship sank in October, North Korean media says

Chief Engineer of the Jang Jin Gang lauded as hero for prioritizing rescue of Kim portraits as ship sank

Colin Zwirko November 11, 2019

Wise Honest handed over to U.S. authorities in new judgment of forfeiture: DOJ

Treasury Department ordered by court to dispose of the sanctions-evading ship

Jacob Fromer October 21, 2019

U.S.-sanctioned ship arrives in port near Chinese coal power plant

The vessel stopped signaling location after its arrival in the area

Leo Byrne October 17, 2019

UN-sanctioned oil tanker with ties to North Korea appears near Chinese coast

Tanker has been involved in both ship to ship transfers and direct deliveries to the DPRK

Leo Byrne October 15, 2019

North Korean ship sails with Kiribati flag, loiters near Shanghai

The case is the latest in a series of unusual DPRK vessel broadcasts and voyages

Leo Byrne October 10, 2019

North Korean ship seized for sanctions violations leaves American Samoa

Wise Honest has been scrapped, with proceeds going to parents of Otto Warmbier: media

Oliver Hotham October 9, 2019

Progress slow at China’s largest new customs port on its border with North Korea

Sanctions may have slowed project's pace, but scope reflects regions plans for cross-border trade

Colin Zwirko September 30, 2019
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