Peter Ensink has been active in the world of commodities for over 25 years. Until the end of August, he was the Head of the Freight Platform at Louis Dreyfus Commodities. In this capacity, he oversaw a team of 80+ freight traders, charterers, researchers, vessel operators, and back office staff that freighted over 60 million metric tons of internal and third party business per year. Under his leadership, the Platform was also an active player in FFA swaps and options, bunker swap markets, and to a lesser extent in the iron ore and coal swap markets.
Prior to LDC, Peter was employed at Cargill where he worked for 22 years in various commodity merchandising and trading roles in the USA, Latin America and Europe. From 2001 through 2012, he was part of Cargill’s Ocean Transportation management team in Geneva. He played an important role in bringing various freight chartering and trading entities under one management book even as the size and presence of the Ocean Transportation team grew.