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Peter Levesque

CMA CGM North America and American Lines


Peter Levesque has over 30 years of international transportation and logistics experience. He is currently President of the Ports America Group which is the largest terminal operating company in the United States. Prior to joining Ports America, he was Chief Executive Officer of Modern Terminals Limited based in Hong Kong where he lived and worked for over twenty-five years.

Prior to Modern Terminals, Levesque served as Senior Vice President of CEVA Logistics Supply Chain Group. He also served as Regional Vice President for DHL’s International Supply Chain Group Asia Pacific. In 2000 he co-founded V-Logic Limited, a niche third-party logistics company based in Hong Kong which was acquired in 2006. He also held several key management positions with American President Lines, including Managing Director of APL Logistics (ACS) for North Asia.

Mr. Levesque holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship for the Kellogg/HKUST MBA program, and for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s MBA program.

Mr. Levesque served two terms as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong which represents over 700 companies and 40 different nationalities. In addition to his time at AmCham he served as President of The American Club in Hong Kong in 2013. He currently serves as a board member on the Hong Kong – United States Business Council.

Mr. Levesque is the author of The Shipping Point, The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management, which was published by Wiley & Sons in 2011.  

Sessions With Peter Levesque

Tuesday, 28 February

  • 10:30am - 11:00am (PST) / 28/feb/2023 06:30 pm - 28/feb/2023 07:00 pm

    A Conversation With Peter Levesque

    In recruiting Peter Levesque as its new North America president, CMA CGM has gained a seasoned executive with a deep background in third-party logistics and terminal operations, as the company diversifies in logistics and takes control of two terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Levesque, a nonfiction and fiction author, also comes with political savvy after stints chairing the American Chamber of Commerce and steering Modern Terminals for 10 years as chief commercial officer, chief operating officer and CEO. Most recently, Peter was president of Ports America, where he led the 2021 sale of North America’s largest marine terminal operator to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. He previously served in senior roles at APL Logistics, DHL and CEVA Logistics, now a unit of CMA CGM. He is the author of the 2011 book The Shipping Point: The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management, and more recently the 2022 thriller Two if By Sea, in which a “wave of gruesome executions in Shanghai cripples a top-secret CIA operation in China and point to an informant who has been selling secrets in Hong Kong.”