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Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

North Korean exports to Russia increase in 2014
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North Korean exports to Russia increase in 2014

Total trade values still low, with overall trade decreasing on the back of falling oil prices

North Korean exports to Russia increase in 2014
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 18, 2015
Just passing through: Sanctioned North Korean vessel uses Japanese port
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Just passing through: Sanctioned North Korean vessel uses Japanese port

In releasing the DPRK flagged ship, Japanese authorities may have broken Japanese law and ignored UN sanctions

Just passing through: Sanctioned North Korean vessel uses Japanese port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 18, 2015
Russian energy giant looks into N. Korean electricity project
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Russian energy giant looks into N. Korean electricity project

Gazprom subsidiary to carry out feasibility study on exporting electricity to DPRK

Russian energy giant looks into N. Korean electricity project
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 12, 2015
N. Korean oil tankers around Russia go quiet in early 2015
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N. Korean oil tankers around Russia go quiet in early 2015

Chinese tankers seem more active over the last four weeks

N. Korean oil tankers around Russia go quiet in early 2015
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NK News February 16, 2015
Russia tops oil exports to N.Korea in UN Comtrade data
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Russia tops oil exports to N.Korea in UN Comtrade data

China numbers not included, but figures appear much lower than total capacity of North Korean tankers in the region

Russia tops oil exports to N.Korea in UN Comtrade data
NK News
NK News January 23, 2015
North Korea and Libya: friendship through artillery

North Korea and Libya: friendship through artillery

As war tears through Libya products of old bond with N. Korea continue to appear

North Korea and Libya: friendship through artillery
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer January 5, 2015
Russian oil keeps flowing to North Korea in the New Year

Russian oil keeps flowing to North Korea in the New Year

Supplies from Russia's far-east appear relatively constant since August, crude oil tanker still loading in China

Russian oil keeps flowing to North Korea in the New Year
NK News
NK News January 5, 2015
Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas
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Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas

How DPRK vessels use different flags to circumvent the May 4 sanctions

Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas
NK News
NK News November 6, 2014
Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas

Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas

How DPRK vessels use different flags to circumvent the May 4 sanctions

Murky Waters: North Korea’s ships in South Korean seas
NK News
NK News November 6, 2014
All change: North Korean ships reshuffle their identities

All change: North Korean ships reshuffle their identities

Over thirty DPRK fleet members have changed names, flags or ownership information in 2014

All change: North Korean ships reshuffle their identities
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 21, 2014