BIMCO’s chief shipping analyst Peter Sand is leaving the international shipping association to join Oslo-headquartered ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform Xeneta, where he will serve as chief analyst, starting on November. 1.
“We are excited to welcome a seasoned professional like Peter Sand who has extensive knowledge and a successful track record in the shipping and logistics industry,” said Xeneta CEO Patrik Berglund. “Peter is a staple in the market who consistently gives a fresh and global outlook into the ins and outs of the ever-changing container shipping world. His extremely well thought-through market commentaries and expert insights will serve to further position Xeneta’s data as the go-to-source for accurate container rate information.
Sand joins Xeneta after over a decade at BIMCO. Prior to that, he worked with D/S Norden, a Danish shipping company operating in the dry cargo and tanker segments worldwide, as a senior analyst. Throughout his career, Sand has been regarded for his widely read articles and industry insights, as well as his regular appearances on global news networks such as CNN, BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg. He holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
“This is an exciting time to be joining a pioneer-leading company and I am fortunate to become a part of the Xeneta team at a time where the company is experiencing growth and momentum,” said Sand. “Xeneta’s groundbreaking freight rate data insights addresses industry pain points and I am eager to leverage my shipping and logistics expertise to help navigate such an unprecedented time that our sector is facing.”
As Xeneta’s chief analyst, Sand will be responsible for delivering expert insights that Xeneta says his analysis will be invaluable to its portfolio of multi-billion dollar brand customers such as General Mills, Volvo, John Deere, Amer Sports, Rockwell Automation, Volvo and CEVA Logistics.