Peter Penseel quits Qatar Cargo, joins CEVA as global head of air freight


Penseel has joined CEVA Logistics as the Global Head of Air Freight at its headquarters in Marseille, France, leaving behind his illustrious career as the Senior vice president for cargo sales and network planning at Qatar Airways Cargo, that was based out of the Doha headquarters of the world’s largest cargo carrier. 

  “Peter Penseel is joining CEVA Logistics. He is joining as ‘Global Air Freight Leader’ and will start on June 29 exactly.”

~Walter Dussaucy, Chief Communications Officer for CEVA Logistics

Penseel left Qatar Airways Cargo in early March in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic having ripples across the global aviation industry. Penseel however, clarified that his decision to leave Qatar Airways Cargo was not anywhere related with Covid-19 but he just “accepted a new challenge”.

Penseel was the senior vice president and global head of network carrier management at DHL Global Forwarding in Amsterdam for more than three years before he joined Qatar Airways Cargo in April 2016.  Prior to that, he worked with UTi Worldwide for eight years in multiple roles in the air freight business of the company that was acquired by DSV in 2015.

CEVA Logistics has an integrated network in freight management (air and ocean predominantly) and contract logistics which spans more than 160 countries. A third-party logistics company, it designs and operates industry leading supply-chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies.

In April 2019, the French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM Group completed the takeover of CEVA Logistics with the aim to create an operation centre in Marseille to consolidate the management teams and accelerate CEVA Logistics’ return to profit. In November last year, CEVA Logistics inaugurated the new headquarters in Marseille.

According to the latest financial numbers for the first quarter of 2020, CEVA Logistics reported $1.71 billion in revenues as against $1.69 billion in the same period in 2019. In the first quarter of the current financial year, air freight registered revenue collection of $339 million as against $314 million in comparison to 2019.

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