Ports America, the largest stevedoring and terminal operations company in North America, has appointed Peter Stone to the position of Chief Commercial Officer.

Stone joins Ports America after having recently served as the Senior Vice President of Summit Global Logistics and President of Sea Masters Logistics, a subsidiary of that company.

Stone has held key strategic planning and business development roles in the transportation industry and has led a staff of more than 450 individuals in 14 countries for one of the largest container shipping companies in the world. He was also responsible for the profit and loss of 26 trade lanes with a total revenue budget of over $5 billion.

"We look forward to Peter bringing his experience and expertise to Ports America," said Doug Tilden, CEO.

Ports America provides terminal operations and stevedoring services at ports throughout the U.S., and Mexico and South America. The company is headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey.