Friday, March 30, 2018
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Maritime News

U.N. Blacklists Dozens of Ships and Shipping Companies Over North Korea Smuggling

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 30 (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies on Friday over oil and coal smuggling by North...

March 30, 2018
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Friday, March 2, 2018
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At U.N., China Delays U.S. Bid to Blacklist Ships, Companies Over North Korea

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 2 (Reuters) – China delayed a U.S. request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a...

March 2, 2018
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Maritime News

Maldives Denies Link to North Korean Oil Transfer at Sea

COLOMBO, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Maldives on Wednesday denied a Japanese foreign ministry statement that said a Maldives-flagged vessel was used to illegally transfer goods from a North Korean-flagged tanker...

February 28, 2018
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Maritime News

North Korean Ships Change Names to Evade International Sanctions

By Kambiz Foroohar (Bloomberg) — As Washington and Seoul try to maintain a unified front against North Korea, the case of two cargo ships shows how Kim Jong Un’s regime keeps finding...

February 27, 2018
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Maritime News

Japan Suspects North Korea of Another Sanctions Breach at Sea

TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Japan has discovered another North Korean tanker it suspects of transferring goods with a vessel in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the Foreign Ministry...

February 27, 2018
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Sunday, February 25, 2018
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U.S. Preparing High-Seas Crackdown on North Korea Sanctions Evaders -Sources

By Matt Spetalnick, Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating...

February 25, 2018
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Friday, February 23, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. Targets Shipping Companies, Vessels in ‘Largest-Ever’ Sanctions Against North Korea

By Steve Holland and Christine Kim WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions against North Korea, intensifying pressure on...

February 23, 2018
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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North Korean Olympics Ferry Sails Past Sanctions with Karaoke, Ice Cream

By Hyonhee Shin and Elaine Lies SEOUL/MUKHO PORT, Feb 6 (Reuters) – A North Korean ferry arrived in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter...

February 6, 2018
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Sunday, February 4, 2018
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North Korea Made $200m Flouting Maritime Sanctions

by Kambiz Foroohar (Bloomberg) North Korea received almost $200 million between January and September 2017 from exports of coal, iron, steel and other commodities banned under UN Security Council resolutions...

February 4, 2018
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Maritime News

Despite Sanctions, North Korea Exported Coal to South and Japan via Russia -Intelligence Sources

By Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul and Polina Nikolskaya PARIS/LONDON/MOSCOW, Jan 26 (Reuters) – North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in...

January 26, 2018
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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U.S. Slaps New Sanctions on Entities, People and Ships Connected to North Korea

By David Brunnstrom and David Alexander WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The United States announced new sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea’s nuclear weapons development on Wednesday and urged China...

January 24, 2018
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Japan Tells UN of North Korean Tanker Suspected of Sanctions Busting

TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Japan has told the United Nations about a North Korean tanker spotted in the East China Sea that it suspects was engaged in a transfer...

January 24, 2018
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Friday, January 5, 2018
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Maritime News

North Korea Sneaking Oil With Secret Ship Transfers at Sea

By Serene Cheong and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — Donald Trump’s desire to squeeze Kim Jong Un’s regime risks being undermined by the furtive maneuvers of oil tankers at sea. The...

January 5, 2018
Total Views: 42

Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Taiwan Releases On Bail Suspect Behind Illicit North Korean Oil Transfer

TAIPEI, Jan 4 (Reuters) – A court in Taiwan has released on bail a man prosecutors allege to have made false declarations in the case of a Hong Kong-flagged tanker...

January 4, 2018
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Trafigura Denies Involvement in North Korea Oil Transfer

By Kanga Kong and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — Trafigura Group denied it was involved in the illicit transfer of fuel to North Korea after the South Korean government said the...

January 2, 2018
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Sunday, December 31, 2017
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South Korea Seizes Second Ship Suspected of Providing Oil to North

By Yuna Park and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, Dec 31 (Reuters) – South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international...

December 31, 2017
Total Views: 8

Saturday, December 30, 2017
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Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea Via Ship-to-Ship Transfers at Sea – sources

By Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul and Polina Nikolskaya LONDON/MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring...

December 30, 2017
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Friday, December 29, 2017
Maritime News

After Trump Criticism, China Denies Selling Oil Illicitly to North Korea

By Philip Wen and David Brunnstrom BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump...

December 29, 2017
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A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China
Maritime News

Trump Warns China After Seoul Seizes HK-Flagged Tanker Selling Oil To North Korea

by Philip Wen (Reuters) – China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy...

December 29, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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U.S. Asks U.N. to Blacklist 10 Ships Over Banned North Korea Cargo

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – The United States has proposed that the United Nations Security Council blacklist 10 ships for transporting banned items from North Korea,...

December 19, 2017
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