Chongjin Port reportedly handles coal exports and is located in North Hamgyong, North Korea.
The satellite image below shows Chongjin, a city in North Hamgyong, North Korea.
Chŏngjin (청진시) is the capital of North Korea's North Hamgyong Province and the country's third largest city. It is sometimes called the City of Iron. Chongjin Port is thought to be the second most economically important (after Nampo port on the west coast).
In 2012, there were plans to convert Chongjin into a special economic zone (SEZ), which could be restricted to Chinese investments only.
The Chongjin Port reportedly has two main harbor areas: one specializing in coal and iron ore exports and the other mainly handling imports of general and bulk cargo. The port is home to floating and multi-purpose cranes allowing for container handling.
In 2015, operations at the Chongjin SEZ were expected to revolve mainly around developing metals, machinery and electronics, and manufacturing for exports using the Chongjin Port. The port was reportedly was already being utilized by China to ship coal and other goods in northeastern China to southern regions or other countries.
In August 2017, the U.N. banned North Korea from trading coal. The 15-member body had been unanimously boosting sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
- Owner: Unknown
- Location: Chongjin, North Hamgyong, North Korea
- Coordinates: 41.7816, 129.8204 (approximate)
- Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): Unknown
- Status: Operating
- In Service:
- Type: Exports
- Source of Coal:
Articles and Resources
- "Chongjin - the city of Iron," Korea Konsult, accessed October 2021
- "Source: A Special Economic Zone For Chongjin?" NK News, June 12, 2012
- "Development of Shipping and Ports in North-East Asia," Chapter 2, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2005
- "NK Gears up for Chongjin Development," Daily NK, January 16, 2015
- "South Korea Suspects 9,000 Tons of North Korean Coal Made It Into the Country," Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2018
- "U.S. targets North Korea coal shipments with new sanctions," Reuters, December 9, 2020
- "South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally," AP News, August 10, 2018
- "North Korea Exports Coal as ‘Russian’ in Bid to Beat Sanctions," Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2018