TWIC Alert

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dear Valued Customer of the Port of Wilmington, Delaware:

RE: Port of Wilmington, Delaware Transitions to a Secure/Restricted Facility

Effective Monday December 8, 2014, the Port of Wilmington, Delaware will transition from a Restricted facility to a Secure/Restricted facility in preparation for the Chilean winter fruit program. All non-TWIC visitors needing access to the Port of Wilmington’s Restricted areas will be required to be escorted by a certified TWIC Escort while on the premises.

The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) will assess a $30 cash only Security Day Pass fee for all non-TWIC truckers and non-TWIC delivery persons who wish to access the Port of Wilmington’s Secure and Restricted areas.

All non-TWIC truckers will use Lane 6 at the Port’s Main Gate between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. After 4:00 PM and on weekends, the non-TWIC truckers will proceed to Lane 4. They will be directed to the hiring hall parking lot adjacent to the Main Gate to await their escort.

Gettier Security is the certified TWIC escort vendor used by the Port of Wilmington. Its staff will be on-site during normal business hours 8:00AM - 3:00PM Monday through Friday; otherwise, service outside of those hours can be arranged directly with Gettier at (302) 652-2700. Gettier provides TWIC escorts at a rate of $55 /first hour and $22 /every half-hour thereafter and receives payments in cash or company check only. Services are provided on a first come, first served basis.

A non-TWIC visitor may be escorted by anyone who is a Port of Wilmington/DSPC-trained escort card holder; otherwise, non-TWIC visitors will be required to hire Gettier Security as its escort.

Please refer any questions to Jerry Custis, DSPC Security Manager, at (302) 472-7817 or Gerardo Hernandez, DSPC Security Supervisor, at (302) 472-7687.

Thank you for your business and we look forward to your continued support!

Thank you and regards,
The Diamond State Port Corporation

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