The Department of Defense’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy

The following is The Department of Defense Indo-Pacific Strategy Report, released on June 1, 2019.

From the report

The Indo-Pacific is the Department of Defense’s priority theater. The United States is a Pacific nation; we are linked to our Indo-Pacific neighbors through unbreakable bonds of shared history, culture, commerce, and values. We have an enduring commitment to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations, large and small, are secure in their sovereignty and able to pursue...

https://news.usni.org/2019/05/31/the-department-of-defenses-new-indo-pacific-strategy

Japan’s Apr oil imports from Iran drop 52% on month to 141,712 b/d: METI

Japan cut its Iranian crude oil imports by 51.6% month on month to 141,712 b/d in April before the expiry of US sanction waivers on May 2, according to data released Friday by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The volume imported in March, 292,648 b/d, was the highest level since...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/japans-apr-oil-imports-from-iran-drop-52-on-month-to-141712-b-d-meti/

Asian corn, soybean prices hit year-to-date highs on delayed US crop planting

Asian corn and soybean prices spiked as corn prices on the Chicago Board of Futures soared on poor planting progress in the US amid persistent wet weather. CFR Northeast Asia corn prices reached a year-to-date high to close at $213/mt on May 29. The last time CFR NE Asia corn price was higher was...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/asian-corn-soybean-prices-hit-year-to-date-highs-on-delayed-us-crop-planting/

Cameron LNG Ships First Commissioning Cargo

The Cameron LNG project has shipped the first commissioning cargo of LNG from the first liquefaction train of the export project in Hackberry, Louisiana.

Commissioning cargoes are a critical step in the start-up process and support stabilizing production and performance testing. Commercial operations from the facility will begin after Cameron LNG receives authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is expected in mid-2019.

Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG export project...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/cameron-lng-ships-first-commissioning-cargo