Coast Guard: TWIC enforcement going smoothly
The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday that the first week of enforcement of compliance with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program in New England had gone well, with only 23 denials of entry to port facilities out of the nearly 20,000 port workers, longshoremen and truckers who were required to comply with the program as of Oct. 15.
Workers all around the country will eventually be required to have TWIC cards in order to gain access to marine cargo facilities, but the program is being phased in around the country.
Port facilities located on the Great Lakes are required to comply with TWIC Program requirements by Oct. 31.
Information on the TWIC and a framework showing expected compliance dates is available at: homeport.uscg.mil/twic.