What is TWIC
TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) is a common identification credential for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of MTSA-regulated facilities and vessels, and all mariners holding Coast Guard-issued credentials. Individuals who meet TWIC eligibility requirements will be issued a tamper-resistant credential containing the worker's biometric (fingerprint template) to allow for a positive link between the card and the individual.
Who must get a TWIC
Coast Guard-credentialed merchant mariners, port facility employees, long shore workers, truck drivers, and others requiring unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels regulated by MTSA are required to get a TWIC.
Why use a TWIC Escort
Many companies and drivers visit the port infrequently and don't obtain TWIC cards for a variety of reasons. These may include the cost of the card, the inability to pass the FBI background check, or other reasons. The Georgia Port Authority will allow access if the visitor is accompanied by an escort who has obtained a TWIC and has been credentialed by the Georgia Port Authority for access to the secured port areas.
Sal, and his employees, have passed the FBI background check, has obtained his TWIC and is credentialed by the Georgia Ports Authority to enter the ports and can escort those who need an escort.
Payment of Services
As of January 1st, 2016, we will no longer accept credit cards at the port, credit cards must be pre-approved, in advance. Please ensure your Drivers have sufficiemt cash to pay for services when rendered. Completed ComData, EDS TransChexks, and T-Checks will continue to be accepted.
WE CANNOT ESCOTY FOR G.A.C. OR FOR
If you are a trucker or other person who needs access to any of the Brunswick, GA, area Georgia Port Authority ports and need a TWIC escort, someone who needs a TWIC escort to enter the port facilities, someone who doesn't have the TWIC credentials, You need to call Sal's Escort Service. Sal is TWIC and GPA credentialled and will escort you or your driver as the enter the port to pick up autos, grain, or other cargo. Even if you aren't picking up or delivering to the Geaorgia Ports but just need a TWIC escort to access certain areas of the facility, Sal's Escort Service is available to escort you at the Colonel's Island, Marine Port or Mayor's Point port terminals in Brunswick, GA. All 7 days (including holidays), Sal's Escorts will meet your escort needs. Call Sal's Escorts at 740-601-7263.