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Peter Svensson

Clipper Group

Senior Vice President, and Head of Clipper Americas Inc.

Peter Michael Svensson, born April 1969, married to Linda Svensson since 1990 and father of two children, Stephanie and Nicolas.

Started his shipping carrier as an apprentice with Seaside Navigation ApS, Denmark, in 1988 and joined Armada Shipping Inc in Houston in 1990.

Relocated to Denmark to take up a position as an operations assistant with Clipper Denmark ApS in 1992. Shortly after the return to Denmark, he was appointed responsible operator for the newly started steel liner service from Europe to the USA. In the years to come the service steadily developed and following the merger between Van Ommeren Shipping and Clipper Bulk Shipping in the summer of 2000, Peter was relocated to Rotterdam to take up a position as Operations Manager for the new VOC Steel Services BV.

Following to closing of the office in Rotterdam in 2010 and a short layover in Copenhagen relocated to Houston in October 2010 to further develop the steel service. In 2011, Bossclip, a steel parcel service from Brazil to NCSA and USG was placed under his responsibility and became an arm of Clipper Steel.

In July 2015 Peter was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Clipper Americas Inc.

1 January 2016 assumed the responsibility of Compass Rose Shipping Ltd., a joint venture company between Clipper and Monomeros who celebrated its 25th anniversary in January 2017. Compass Rose transports fertilizers and urea to the Monomeros factories in Colombia.

Clipper Americas is the North/Central and South American HQ for the Clipper Group and responsible for fixing of cargoes/vessels in this region and providing support for the offices in Hong Kong and Copenhagen.

Board position:

Executive Board Member - AMSCI

Vice President - Steel Connect BV

Member on the Advisory Panel – UH Bauer College of Business, Leading High Performance Teams

Member - Forest Pest Advisory Committee for Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Board Member - Compass Rose Shipping Ltd

SESSIONS WITH Peter Svensson

Tuesday, 25 May

  • 02:45pm - 03:15pm (EST) / 25/may/2021 06:45 pm - 25/may/2021 07:15 pm

    General Session

    The State of Steel: 2021

    Demand for a range of steel products is on the upswing in the US as the post-pandemic recovery picks up steam. Steel prices are hovering at near-record levels, outpacing the cost of imports, yet imports remain slow, held back by Section 232 tariffs and quotas and by increasingly stringent oversight of exclusion remedies. Additionally, high freight rates and tight capacity are causing severe pain for anyone in the spot market. Traders are waiting to see what happens with prices and demand, even as import inquiries pick up steam. Some believe we're seeing the leading edge of a commodity boom that will continue to push steel demand and prices, while others expect both to cool off as summer approaches. This panel of industry experts will discuss what they are seeing, how they are managing, and what they expect from the steel market.