Mr. Adrian Beharry is currently Assistant Professor in Practice, Maritime Studies, at the Centre for Maritime and Ocean Studies (CMOS) at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), Maritime Campus,
Chaguaramas, Trinidad. He lectures and supervises research studies in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Nautical Science/ Maritime Operations and the Master of Science degree program in Maritime
Operational Management. He is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists.
He is also the UTT appointed expert point of contact for the SELA-CAF ongoing project, which is aimed at the establishment of a digital and collaborative port logistics community in Latin America and the Caribbean region. He was appointed joint coordinator for the hosting of the IV SELA-CAF annual regional meeting, which was successfully held in Trinidad and Tobago in August, 2019.
Mr. Adrian Beharry holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies and the Master of Science degree in General Maritime Administration from the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. He completed his on-the-job training at the Office of Ports and Intermodal Development, United States Department of Transportation and at the World Bank, Washington, USA.
He is a career maritime professional with extensive experience in port planning, management and operations at the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently serving his third (two-year) term of office as the Deputy Chairman of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, effective May, 2021. In April, 2014, he moderated a panel discussion of regional experts at an Infrastructure Development Conference hosted by CIBC First Caribbean Bank. He prepared a research paper on the expansion of the
Panama Canal and its impact on port development in the Central America and the Caribbean Region. He was a member of the consultancy team appointed by Nathan and Associates Inc. Washington, USA, who prepared a National Port Rationalization Study for Trinidad and Tobago (2014) funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
He was previously employed as Sector Specialist (Sea), Ministry of Works and Transport, responsible for project planning and oversight for the establishment of the Water Taxi Fast Ferry Project, which included coordination of the public procurement process for the design, build and finance of four (4) new fast ferries. He was also responsible for project planning for the proposed Port of Spain International Port
Relocation Project at East Sea Lots, which examined the feasibility of relocating the existing Port of Port of Spain from its current port city location in the city of Port of Spain to either an onshore, or offshore
location east of Port of Spain. In 2010 he was appointed by the CARICOM Secretariat, as Chairman of the Regional Task Force mandated to consider the feasibility of establishing a Regional Fast Ferry Service in the Southern Caribbean. He presented the final report of the consultant, Footprint Advisors, to the annual meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in May, 2011. He subsequently presented the findings of the study at the Annual Interferry Conference held in Vancouver in October, 2014.