April 23, 2024

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

N. Korean cargo ship moves between Chinese, DPRK coal facilities
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N. Korean cargo ship moves between Chinese, DPRK coal facilities

DPRK vessel returned from China and headed to North Korean coal terminal

N. Korean cargo ship moves between Chinese, DPRK coal facilities
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 6, 2017
North Korea consolidates its oil tanker fleet
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North Korea consolidates its oil tanker fleet

Nearly all of the DPRK's tankers are now more clearly tied to Pyongyang

North Korea consolidates its oil tanker fleet
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 1, 2017
How Chinese traders could work around coal sanctions
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How Chinese traders could work around coal sanctions

As sanctions bite, Chinese business will have plenty of means to keep buying North Korean coal

How Chinese traders could work around coal sanctions
David Von Hippel
David Von Hippel | Peter Hayes February 14, 2017
Two previously sanctioned N.Korea-linked ships return to service
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Two previously sanctioned N.Korea-linked ships return to service

One of the vessels formerly had close ties to a North Korean weapons smuggler

Two previously sanctioned N.Korea-linked ships return to service
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 3, 2017
Running out of options, North Korea-linked ships change to Fijian flags
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Running out of options, North Korea-linked ships change to Fijian flags

Fiji authorities deny issuing the flags, calling the registrations "fraudulent and illegal"

Running out of options, North Korea-linked ships change to Fijian flags
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 18, 2017
North Korean ships return to Chinese coal terminals
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North Korean ships return to Chinese coal terminals

Timed ban from Beijing expired on January 1

North Korean ships return to Chinese coal terminals
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 6, 2017
Another small N. Korean cargo ship arrives at Chinese coal terminal
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Another small N. Korean cargo ship arrives at Chinese coal terminal

The small cargo ship has a North Korean flag and is operated by a Pyongyang based company

Another small N. Korean cargo ship arrives at Chinese coal terminal
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 30, 2016
North Korean ship arrives at Chinese coal terminal
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North Korean ship arrives at Chinese coal terminal

Small cargo ship left North Korean waters on the 14th, three days after Beijing's cut off

North Korean ship arrives at Chinese coal terminal
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 16, 2016
Palau deregisters sanctioned North Korean ship
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Palau deregisters sanctioned North Korean ship

Vessel gets renamed, reflagged and new North Korean owners, indicating it is not being retired

Palau deregisters sanctioned North Korean ship
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 14, 2016
North Korea media reveals location of suspicious ship
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North Korea media reveals location of suspicious ship

Tanzanian vessel has not broadcast any location information for six weeks

North Korea media reveals location of suspicious ship
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 9, 2016
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