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Peter Levesque

Ports America Group

President

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

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm (EST) / 03/mar/2021 05:15 pm - 03/mar/2021 05:45 pm

    Managing Flow Through The Port Complex

    The Three Waves Impacting Supply “Change” Management

    COVID-19 has led to three waves of Supply “Change” Management that Ports America President Peter Levesque, the former CEO of Modern Terminals Ltd. in Hong Kong, will describe in a big-picture presentation at #TPM21. They are:

    • The diversification of retail sourcing away from China and to Southeast Asia, near-shoring to Mexico and elsewhere in the Caribbean and Latin America, and reshoring of personal protective equipment, pharma, and medical equipment for national security.

    • The rapid expansion of retail e-commerce in the US and how that led to a global shortage of air cargo capacity, growth in premium and fast-ship carrier services, omnichannel logistics models that include ocean and the opportunity niche ports to thrive

    • And the rapid adoption of digitization across the supply chain, including visibility and predictive analytics; and technology as a backbone of e-commerce supply chains, all of which will put pressure on ports and other supply chain participants as demand for efficiency grows.