July 30, 2021

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
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DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 22, 2021
Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
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Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Two inbound shipments of possible humanitarian aid detected in May and June 2021 satellite imagery

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
Price spike: Shampoo now selling for $200 in Pyongyang, bananas for $45

Price spike: Shampoo now selling for $200 in Pyongyang, bananas for $45

Imported items selling for up to 10 times higher than normal, raising fears of disrupted supply chains

Price spike: Shampoo now selling for $200 in Pyongyang, bananas for $45
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 15, 2021
How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade
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How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade

Experts say the Mu Pho’s swapping of names, flags suggests sanctions evasion

How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung June 9, 2021
North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro June 3, 2021
Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port
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Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port

Ship may be part of elaborate sanctions busting scheme linked to Chinese companies

Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung May 28, 2021
Lawmaker proposes a South Korean-version of ‘Otto Warmbier Act’

Lawmaker proposes a South Korean-version of ‘Otto Warmbier Act’

Experts, defectors say Seoul lacks access to DPRK assets to make this possible

Lawmaker proposes a South Korean-version of ‘Otto Warmbier Act’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 28, 2021
North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May
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North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May

Uptick may be part of efforts to evade U.N. sanction restrictions on refined petroleum

North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung May 26, 2021
North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast
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North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast

The vessel appears to have been carrying iron banned for sale by UN sanctions

North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung May 24, 2021
North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
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North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck

Aid containers meant for North Korea have been held for months at Dalian, once a busy logistics hub for NGOs

North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 3, 2021
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