NGA Tearline: A Snapshot of North Korea's Supply Chain Coal Activity - Part 2

Focusing on coal related activity in the Nampo and Rajin ports, and key border crossings.

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Based on an initial look at North Korea's coal industry, the country's larger coal mines have remained active despite the increasing restrictions on the North's coal exports.

Part I of this report examined two areas of North Korea's coal industry: its mining in the South Pyongan region, and its rail coal transfer stations located along the Taedong River, which flows through the region. Part II examines a pair of key coal ports and the rail transfer yards along the Chinese and Russian borders.

Read more of this intelligence report on Tearline.