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December 2, 2019 11:45 AM, EST

Peter Levesque Appointed President of Ports America

Ports America terminal at Port of Savannah Containers are unloaded at the Port of Savannah at terminals operated by Ports America. (Georgia Ports Authority)

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Beginning in February, there will be a new president of Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America.

Peter Levesque, CEO and group managing director of Modern Terminals Ltd. in Hong Kong, will join Ports America and report to Mark Montgomery, who will remain CEO. Levesque has lived and worked in Asia for 25 years, and he helped lead in the development of the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance, which launched last April. The alliance is a contractual agreement among Hong Kong International Terminals Ltd. and several other companies to improve regional cooperation, efficiencies and the environment around the port.

Peter Levesque, incoming president of Ports America

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“I am thrilled to have Peter be part of our leadership team of the Ports America platform,” Montgomery said. “Ports America remains focused on providing the best-in-class service to many of the world’s leading shipping lines as well as the work we have completed in improving workflow solutions to beneficial cargo owners to drive dramatic growth for the company.”

Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Ports America said it operates in more than 42 ports and 80 locations. The company handles all types of cargo and operates container, bulk, break-bulk, roll-on, roll-off-automotive, project, military, cruise and intermodal facilities.

Ports America handles 13.4 million 20-foot-equivalent units, 2.6 million vehicles, 10.5 million tons of general cargo and more than 2 million cruise ship passengers annually, according to the Oaktree Capital-owned company. — Transport Topics

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