Ports America announced on 26 November a new president with the appointment of Peter Levesque who will assume the role in February 2020.
According to an announcement, Levesque brings more than 30 years of maritime industry experience and his previous rolls include managing director and CEO of Modern Terminals Limited in Hong Kong.
“Having Peter Levesque join Mark Montgomery [CEO], Rick Surett and Jim Pelliccio as a core part of the management team is central to the strategic growth plan for Ports America,” said Dave Starling, the chairman of the company board. “Peter’s strong leadership, experience and success in building superior organizations gives the board the utmost confidence that this team will drive the continued success of the company.”
New Jersey-headquartered Ports America generates Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and is the largest independent US marine terminal operator and stevedore company, operating in more than 42 ports and 80 locations.
The company provides services for all types of cargo, including container, bulk, breakbulk, automotive, project, military, cruise terminals, intermodal facilities, Ro/Ro operations, and a vast range of M&R services.
Ports America handles 13.4 million TEU, 2.6 million vehicles, 10.5 million tons of general cargo and more than two million cruise-ship passengers annually.