January 25, 2021


Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

North Korea conducted more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests: All results ‘negative’

World Health Organization suggests less than 200 have been tested since the last update in June

Jeongmin Kim July 21, 2020

Italian firm granted another extension to UN sanctions exemptions

Agrotec SPA faced difficulties delivering agricultural machinery to DPRK farms since summer 2019

Colin Zwirko July 17, 2020

North Korean coal smuggling route to China rebounds to pre-COVID activity levels

At least 17 DPRK-linked ships traversed Chinese waters as authorities turn a blind eye to illicit shipping

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
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