Ed Aldridge Retiring; Peter Levesque to Take Reins as CMA CGM Leader

The CMA CGM Corte Real, with inset photos of Ed Aldridge (left) and Peter Levesque via LinkedIn. (Tim Rue/Port of Long Beach)

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The CMA CGM Group announced that Peter Levesque is taking over leadership of its North American operations from Ed Aldridge, who is retiring.

Levesque will take over as president for CMA CGM America and American President Lines. The company, a global provider of sea, land, air and logistics services, said the change will take place on Aldridge’s Dec. 6 retirement date.

Levesque until 2021 served as president of Ports America Group. Prior to that, he spent 25 years based in Hong Kong and held leadership positions in international transportation, logistics and supply chain companies, including CEVA Logistics, DHL and Modern Terminals Limited, where he served as CEO.

During Aldridge’s 14-year tenure, the company added differentiated ocean services, expanded its North American logistics capability and grew ocean volumes and market shares, it said.

“I truly appreciate the opportunities I have had with the CMA CGM Group and the outstanding results we have all achieved together,” Aldridge said.

“This is an exciting time for the CMA CGM Group here in North America, and I look forward to continuing the momentum generated by Ed Aldridge and his team over the last 14 years,” Levesque said.

The CMA CGM Group employs 150,000 people around the world in 160 countries across more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses. In the United States, it employs 22,000 people and is headquartered in Norfolk, Va. Its subsidiary, American President Lines, operates a fleet of U.S.-flagged vessels and supports U.S. territories and American military around the world.

CMA CGM ranks No. 6 on the TRANSPORT TOPICS Top 50 list of the largest global freight companies in North America.

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