September 23, 2020


Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

Four months since first approval, shipment of COVID-19 aid enters North Korea

IFRC blames border closures and global shortages of medical equipment for delay

Jeongmin Kim July 13, 2020

North Korea has now tested 922 people for COVID-19: World Health Organization

255 DPRK nationals remain under quarantine, official tells NK News

Jeongmin Kim June 30, 2020

After over three year absence, six North Korean ships appear back in service

Three of the ships are tankers tied to AIS signals from the Korea Strait, indicating bicoastal oil movement

Min Chao Choy June 12, 2020

Panama threatens sanctions, fines for deceptive shipping practices

Move could hit North Korea's international fleet, 7.7% of which flies under the Central American nation's flag

Min Chao Choy June 1, 2020

North Korean ships could be permitted in South's waters, pending agreement: MOU

UN sanctions would still require Seoul to exercise due diligence and inspect DPRK vessels, however

Jeongmin Kim May 22, 2020

What the latest U.S. sanctions advisory means for North Korean operations at sea

Expected action by industry players will likely further isolate the DPRK from access to international shipping

Min Chao Choy May 21, 2020

Taiwan in compliance with North Korea sanctions, top official tells U.S.

Taiwanese nationals and business entities are frequently named in violation of sanctions against the DPRK

Min Chao Choy May 20, 2020

New U.S. government advisory details North Korea's "deceptive" practices at sea

Notice calls for industry assistance in countering DPRK sanctions evasion

Min Chao Choy May 14, 2020

Back to business at major North Korean port as quarantine rules relaxed

Ships now regularly traversing Dalian-Nampho water route, data shows, with an average three-day wait at port

Min Chao Choy May 14, 2020

Influential North Korean overseas official running illegal fishing permit scheme

Choe Un Bok heads up influential General Association of Koreans, runs operations out of DPRK's Dandong consulate

Min Chao Choy May 12, 2020
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