December 04, 2021

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’
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EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’

UN Panel of Experts investigates possible ‘coal for food’ program as economy, agriculture face crises in North Korea

EXCLUSIVE: DPRK-linked ships move illicit coal to China for ‘humanitarian aid’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 18, 2021
Sanctioned North Korean oil tanker reappears after more than yearlong absence
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Sanctioned North Korean oil tanker reappears after more than yearlong absence

Appearance of the ship near Nampho suggests sanctioned ship-to-ship oil transfers, experts say

Sanctioned North Korean oil tanker reappears after more than yearlong absence
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung August 11, 2021
North Korea to reportedly require three-month quarantine period for 3-5 years
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North Korea to reportedly require three-month quarantine period for 3-5 years

China-based trader with experience working in North Korea shares what he knows about the border situation

North Korea to reportedly require three-month quarantine period for 3-5 years
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko August 3, 2021
US seizes Singaporean oil tanker for violating North Korea sanctions

US seizes Singaporean oil tanker for violating North Korea sanctions

A U.S. federal court determined the tanker illicitly transferred more than $1.5 million worth of oil to a DPRK ship

US seizes Singaporean oil tanker for violating North Korea sanctions
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 1, 2021
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
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