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CMA CGM America and APL to welcome new President

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MARSEILLE : French container giant CMA CGM is making a change at the top of its US operations .They have announced that the current President of CMA CGM America & American President Lines, Ed Aldridge will retire on next month and to be replaced by Peter Levesque, a global supply chain executive with more than 30 years of industry leadership experience. Levesque is an international shipping executive who, until 2021, was president of Ports America Group.

Prior to Ports America, he spent 25 years based in Hong Kong and held leadership positions in international transportation, logistics and supply chain companies, including serving as CEO of Modern Terminals Limited, CEVA Logistics and DHL.

He is also the author of Two if by Sea, a spy thriller intended to “shed light on the complexity and enormity of our industry, without causing the reader to become lost in the technical aspects of the business,” and of The Shipping Point: The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management, published in 2011.

“This is an exciting time for the CMA CGM Group here in North America, and I look forward to continuing the momentum generated by Ed Aldridge and his team over the last 14 years,” said Levesque in a statement.

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