Port Canaveral added to TWIC list
Port Canaveral is one of six additional U.S. ports of entry given the green light by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to begin participation in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.
TWIC enrollments are being phased in a few locations at a time. The initial enrollment date for workers at Port Canaveral is Jan. 17. Port Canaveral is just the second port in Florida authorized for TWIC participation. Enrollments at the Port of Jacksonville are slated to begin Dec. 28.
The TSA started the process in mid-October in Delaware. The latest round of TWIC sites also includes Hilo, Hawaii; International Falls, Minn.; Ontonagon, Mich., Morehead City, N.C., and Huntington, W.Va.
The TWIC program will use biometric (fingerprint-based) technology as a more foolproof type of identification credential. The program also provides federal regulators a uniform standard for worker IDs in secure areas of U.S. ports.