December 04, 2021

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

North Korean disinfection zone still not operating despite activity: imagery
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North Korean disinfection zone still not operating despite activity: imagery

Reports previously suggested the zone would open in August to help kick-start trade with China

North Korean disinfection zone still not operating despite activity: imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 23, 2021
Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho
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Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho

Their appearance suggests DPRK’s oil trade is ramping up, including by illicit means, amid low official imports

Sanctioned tankers, cargo ships spotted at North Korean port of Nampho
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 23, 2021
One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown
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One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown

Ships loaded with coal on the Taedong River could signal a rebound in illicit coal exports, says U.N. member state

One of North Korea’s dirtiest businesses may be back amid border lockdown
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 9, 2021
Identity theft: Sanctioned North Korean ship poses as clean tanker
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Identity theft: Sanctioned North Korean ship poses as clean tanker

UN report details complex identity swap scheme to evade sanctions using physical modifications and falsified documents

Identity theft: Sanctioned North Korean ship poses as clean tanker
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 6, 2021
North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

North Korea in August 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro September 3, 2021
North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report
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North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report

The acquisitions may enhance DPRK’s ability to import refined petroleum or replace aging tankers, expert says

North Korea acquires two oil tankers through Chinese brokers: UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 2, 2021
At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions

At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions

UN report shows North Korea-linked vendor also purchased three other luxury vehicles, with their whereabouts unknown

At least one Mercedes-Benz shipped to North Korea in 2019 despite sanctions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 1, 2021
North Korea tightens fishing rules for Chinese boats due to COVID event: UN PoE
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North Korea tightens fishing rules for Chinese boats due to COVID event: UN PoE

Chinese fishers in DPRK waters face severe consequences if caught without the necessary paperwork, new report shows

North Korea tightens fishing rules for Chinese boats due to COVID event: UN PoE
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 31, 2021
North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
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North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds

COVID-19 'significantly affected' North Korea’s ability to clandestinely export coal, import fuel products

North Korean illicit trade nosedives during pandemic, PoE report finds
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 24, 2021
South Korea detaining North Korea-linked ship suspected of sanctions violations

South Korea detaining North Korea-linked ship suspected of sanctions violations

Exclusive NK News photos show impounded Mongolia-flagged ship held in waters off South Korea's coast

South Korea detaining North Korea-linked ship suspected of sanctions violations
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