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July 21, 2024

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Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

North Korean company shows off sanctioned tankers, boasts of illicit activities
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North Korean company shows off sanctioned tankers, boasts of illicit activities

DPRK magazine implies Mihyang Shipping acquired vessels, which experts call likely attempt to make ships appear clean

North Korean company shows off sanctioned tankers, boasts of illicit activities
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 17, 2023
North Korean ship resurfaces near DPRK weapons hub after rare trip to Russia
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North Korean ship resurfaces near DPRK weapons hub after rare trip to Russia

Kum Ya’s voyage raises questions about its role in military cooperation, after Kremlin’s defense chief visited Pyongyang

North Korean ship resurfaces near DPRK weapons hub after rare trip to Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin August 16, 2023
US nuclear submarine visits Jeju ahead of Korean War anniversary

US nuclear submarine visits Jeju ahead of Korean War anniversary

Arrival comes after US nuclear missile submarine visited peninsula last week in show of force against North Korea

US nuclear submarine visits Jeju ahead of Korean War anniversary
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 24, 2023
North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal
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North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal

NK Pro analysis points to DPRK’s illicit efforts to generate currency through exports and acquire Chinese ships

North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 7, 2023
North Korea plans to build two new naval frigates by 2026, IMO data shows

North Korea plans to build two new naval frigates by 2026, IMO data shows

Expert says DPRK should be able to produce steel for warships if needed, as country moves to upgrade outdated fleet

North Korea plans to build two new naval frigates by 2026, IMO data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 27, 2023
Panama revokes registration of ships tied to North Korea

Panama revokes registration of ships tied to North Korea

Maritime authority says it expelled unspecified number of vessels amid concerns about DPRK’s use of flags of convenience

Panama revokes registration of ships tied to North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 26, 2023
Key fertilizer chemical tops North Korean imports in May, grain shipments rise
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Key fertilizer chemical tops North Korean imports in May, grain shipments rise

Expert says food imports from China unlikely to impact most citizens amid concerns about acute hunger crisis

Key fertilizer chemical tops North Korean imports in May, grain shipments rise
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 20, 2023
Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship
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Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship

Satellite imagery shows three ships side by side outside Nampho, amid suspicious surge in activity around port

Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 19, 2023
Russia resumes oil exports to North Korea after two-year hiatus, UN data shows

Russia resumes oil exports to North Korea after two-year hiatus, UN data shows

Moscow has sent 67K barrels of refined oil to DPRK since December, as two sides boast of ‘heyday’ for bilateral ties

Russia resumes oil exports to North Korea after two-year hiatus, UN data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 13, 2023
South Korea confirms China trying to fish out North Korean rocket debris

South Korea confirms China trying to fish out North Korean rocket debris

Chinese warships not interfering with ROK efforts to salvage wreckage of failed satellite launch, Seoul says

South Korea confirms China trying to fish out North Korean rocket debris
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 12, 2023
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