May 29, 2024

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade
NK PRO

How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade

Vessel tied to weapons deals rendezvoused with doppelganger, in likely shell game tactic to throw off sanctions monitors

How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 20, 2023
Russian ship in South Africa arms row appears to aid North Korea weapons trade
NK PRO

Russian ship in South Africa arms row appears to aid North Korea weapons trade

Imagery suggests sanctioned Lady R docked at Rason, after US alleged port facilitated arms deal between DPRK and Russia

Russian ship in South Africa arms row appears to aid North Korea weapons trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Colin Zwirko October 19, 2023
Secure Russian naval base processed alleged North Korean arms shipments: Imagery
NK PRO

Secure Russian naval base processed alleged North Korean arms shipments: Imagery

NK Pro analysis also shows at least 2 other ships involved in operation, appearing to back up US claims of weapons sales

Secure Russian naval base processed alleged North Korean arms shipments: Imagery
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Colin Zwirko October 16, 2023
North Korea sent mass shipment of weapons, ammo to Russia: US

North Korea sent mass shipment of weapons, ammo to Russia: US

Transfer to support Ukraine war apparently occurred around time Kim Jong Un visited Far East last month

North Korea sent mass shipment of weapons, ammo to Russia: US
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 14, 2023
Container shipping restarts at North Korea’s Rason Port as infamous ferry docks
NK PRO

Container shipping restarts at North Korea’s Rason Port as infamous ferry docks

Trade at Rason SEZ on rise with first container shipping in 5 years, while Mangyongbong-92 in for possible upgrades

Container shipping restarts at North Korea’s Rason Port as infamous ferry docks
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 12, 2023
Shady freighter with Sierra Leone flag spotted in key North Korean ports

Shady freighter with Sierra Leone flag spotted in key North Korean ports

Valiant’s appearance in DPRK ports may indicate ship’s purchase of or attempt to smuggle fossils or arms, experts say

Shady freighter with Sierra Leone flag spotted in key North Korean ports
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin October 11, 2023
Chinese boats spotted fishing in North Korean waters likely violating sanctions

Chinese boats spotted fishing in North Korean waters likely violating sanctions

Experts suggest companies operating vessels in waters close to Northern Limit Line bought fishing rights from Pyongyang

Chinese boats spotted fishing in North Korean waters likely violating sanctions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 10, 2023
North Korea still isolating imports after easing visitor restrictions: Imagery
NK PRO

North Korea still isolating imports after easing visitor restrictions: Imagery

Authorities appear to be quarantining items for one week near Chinese border in sign DPRK still fears COVID spread

North Korea still isolating imports after easing visitor restrictions: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 29, 2023
Driving change in North Korea through people, not the regime – Ep. 308
Podcast

Driving change in North Korea through people, not the regime – Ep. 308

Sokeel Park of Liberty in North Korea discusses need to focus more on DPRK citizens and not just country’s nukes

Driving change in North Korea through people, not the regime – Ep. 308
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 27, 2023
Famous North Korean ferry makes rare visit to port nearest to Russia

Famous North Korean ferry makes rare visit to port nearest to Russia

NK News analysis shows Mangyongbong-92 at Rajin port, in sign it could transport goods or people between two countries

Famous North Korean ferry makes rare visit to port nearest to Russia
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 25, 2023
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