February 25, 2024

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters
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North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters

Data shows Kum Ya never made scheduled port call with expert suggesting unusual movement points to ship-to-ship transfer

North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 16, 2024
North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2024 to January 31, 2024

North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro February 2, 2024
Seoul sanctions over dozen North Korean ships and firms for alleged smuggling

Seoul sanctions over dozen North Korean ships and firms for alleged smuggling

ROK says unilateral measures aim to cut off funding for DPRK weapons, but expert calls sanctions largely ‘symbolic’

Seoul sanctions over dozen North Korean ships and firms for alleged smuggling
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 17, 2024
Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024

Primorsky Krai wants to use trains for tourism, though experts say long journeys and low demand remain obstacles

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 15, 2024
Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
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Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash

In first of two-part series, NK Pro forecasts the biggest North Korea developments in the year ahead

Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
NK Pro
NK Pro January 10, 2024
Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

Kwek Kee Seng and accomplice face years in Singapore prison for allegedly facilitating shipments of gas oil in 2019

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 22, 2023
North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

Primorsky Krai says DPRK proposed new rail, sea and air routes between countries, after delegation returns from visit

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 15, 2023
US sanctions Russian ship to ‘disrupt’ weapons trade with North Korea

US sanctions Russian ship to ‘disrupt’ weapons trade with North Korea

Washington designates fourth ship and companies involved in alleged arms shipping operation that’s still ongoing

US sanctions Russian ship to ‘disrupt’ weapons trade with North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 13, 2023
Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo

Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo

Vehicles demonstrate North Korean leader’s ability to use illicit networks to get what he wants, including for nukes

Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 11, 2023
Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia

Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia

Mangyongbong-92 docks in Wonsan after rare trip to DPRK’s Rason sparked speculation it could operate on routes to Russia

Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2023
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