Coast Guard reminds Port Facility Workers of TWIC deadline April 15

SEATTLE – Coast Guard District 13, reminds Port Facility Workers and related industries, that April 15, 2009 is the national deadline for implementation of the Transportation Workers Identification Credential TWIC at U.S. Maritime facilities.

Multiple agency security operation at Portland’s Terminal 6

SEATTLE — Multiple agencies participated in the Maritime Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) operation at Terminal 6 in Portland, Ore., Tuesday.

Coast Guard announces advance notice of proposed rulemaking for TWIC reader requirements

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced today the Federal Register’s publication of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential TWIC — Reader Requirements.” This advance proposed rulemaking discusses the federal government’s preliminary issues on potential requirements for owners and operators of certain vessels...

Deadline for new port security measures approaching in New York/New Jersey

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard plans to enforce new security measures at facilities in the Port of New York/New Jersey (PONYNJ) and the Port of Albany, NY as mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act (SAFE Port Act) starting March 23, 2009.

TWIC- Final Countdown for Los Angeles, Long Beach and Hueneme

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – There are less than 30 days until the compliance deadline for TWIC. Starting April 14, 2009, transportation workers must have the Transportation Worker Identification Credential to access certain port facilities within the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Hueneme; April 15th for certain regulated commercial vessels. Despite warnings and efforts by the Coast Guard and...

TWIC card adds new layer of security to Northern California ports

SAN FRANCISCO – The requirement for owners and operators of maritime facilities in Northern California to ensure unescorted people entering secure areas of their property have a federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) goes into effect Saturday. Maritime transportation workers, including terminal employees, longshoreworkers, truck drivers, train crews, agents and contractors...

Transportation Worker Identification Credential TWIC deadline to begin Saturday

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard reminds port facility workers and related industries, that beginning Saturday a TWIC will be required for access to waterfront facilities that are regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act, 2002.

TWIC- Two Months Left and a Long Way to Go

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – With only 60 days before the compliance deadline for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential also known as “TWIC,” maritime transportation workers to date are very slow to enroll.

No problems on first day of TWIC enforcement in Hawaii

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard reported a quiet first day of enforcement of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential in Hawaii and use of the biometric cards required for entry into maritime facilities is being called a “success” by port partners.