TWIC Alert

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dear Valued Customer of the Port of Wilmington Delaware,

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

Effective December 7, 2011, the Port will transition from a Restricted facility to a Secure/Restricted facility in preparation for the Chilean winter fruit program. All non-TWIC holders 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 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  After 5:00 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 a certified TWIC escort vendor used by the Port of Wilmington. Its staff will be on-site during normal business hours Monday through Friday; otherwise can be reached at (302) 652-2700. Gettier provides TWIC escorts at a rate of $55/first hour and $22/every 1/2 hour thereafter and receives payments in cash or company checks only. Services are to be provided on a first come first serve basis. 

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

Please refer any questions to Jerry Custis, DSPC Security Manager at 302-472-7817 or Matthew Eskridge, DSPC Security Supervisor at 472-7687.  

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


Gene Bailey
Executive Director
Diamond State Port Corporation

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