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Nampo (KPNAM)

Nampo, Pyongannam-do, North Korea

Port Code KPNAM Port Name Nampo
City Nampo Country/Region North Korea
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 38.71632 Longitude 125.40025
Nampo (Port Code: KPNAM) is an important seaport in North Korea, which lies on the northern shore of the Taedong River, 15 km east of the river's mouth. Nampo Harbour is often used as the primary port of call for receiving foreign food aid assistance into North Korea. The port of Nampo has modern harbour facilities that can accommodate ships of 20,000 tonnes but is frozen during the winter. Nampo serves as Pyongyang's port on the Yellow Sea. Contrary to most ports, containers that are offloaded at the port are not transported; instead, the contents are removed and transported by cargo trucks, while the containers remain at the port, waiting for goods to be shipped out. Vehicle transport ships carry trucks between Nampo port and South Hwanghae Province through the West Sea Barrage, which saves time and fuel from driving a longer distance to the province.
A separate oil terminal also started construction in 2020, including a new offshore wharf. Walls were built with shipping containers which marked a path to the warehouses and divided the port into cargo storage areas, although the purpose is not known but possibly related to COVID-19. The port mainly handles trade of concrete and coal.

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