New York begins TWIC enrollment
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that port and longshore workers, truckers and others operating within the Port of New York-New Jersey can begin the process of enrolling in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program.
The program’s goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a security threat.
More than 30 ports have begun enrollment since the program began Oct. 16. Ultimately, fixed enrollment centers will be in place at 147 ports along with mobile enrollment centers at dozens of other locations as needed.
Workers at the Port of New York-New Jersey are able to pre-enroll for TWIC online at www.tsa.gov/twic or the Coast Guard’s Homeport site, homeport.uscg.mil.