Peter Levesque has been appointed the new president of Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America, and will join the company in February 2020.
Levesque will report to Ports Amercia’s CEO Mark Montgomery and work alongside chief financial officer Rick Surett and Jim Pelliccio as a core part of the management team.
Montgomery said: “I am thrilled to have Peter be part of our leadership team of the Ports America platform. 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.”
Chairman of the Ports America board, Dave Starling, added: “Peter’s strong leadership, experience and success in building superior organisations gives the board the utmost confidence that this team will drive the continued success of the company.”
Prior to taking on this new role Levesque served as group managing director for Modern Terminals and has lived and worked in Asia for 25 years.
He joined Modern Terminals in 2010 as chief commercial officer and became chief operating officer in 2015 before taking on the role of group managing director in 2016.
Levesque helped lead the company in the formation of The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance which formally launched in April 2019. He will leave Modern Terminals at the end of January 2020.
Horace Lo, who has been with Modern Terminals since 1995 and has served various capacities including chief development officer and director of engineering, will take over as group managing director effective February 1, 2020. A full transition plan is currently underway.
Lo said: “I look forward to continuing the progress that we have made in implementing The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance and in achieving the growth strategy we’ve set ourselves for DaChan Bay.
“While we are facing many challenges in this difficult market, I’m confident that with our solid and professional team we will navigate through them successfully together with our customers and other stakeholders’.”