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Ports America taps Hong Kong terminal supremo as new president

Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America, has tapped a well known name in Hong Kong port circles as its next president. Peter Levesque will step down as CEO of Modern Terminals, Hong Kong’s oldest terminal operator, and return home to the US after 25 years in Asia, to take the Ports America role from February next year. The ports veteran will report directly to Mark Montgomery, the CEO of Ports America.

“Having Peter Levesque join Mark Montgomery, 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.

In Hong Kong, Horace Lo, a 24-year veteran at Modern Terminals, will step up to replace Levesque.

“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” Lo said on his new appointment.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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