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SEA LINK Card Holders Must Re-Register with TWIC Information

The Department of Homeland Security has mandated the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) for all personnel requiring access to secure or restricted areas of U.S. Coast Guard regulated facilities, including the marine terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Neither the Port Authority nor our terminal operators will be providing escorts to restricted areas. This requirement will be effective no later than April 15, 2009, but could be earlier in the Port of New York and New Jersey as determined by the Coast Guard Captain of the port.

In order to comply with federal regulations, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as administrator of the SEA LINKŪ truck driver identification program for the marine terminals, has determined that a valid TWIC card will be required for anyone possessing or requiring a SEA LINKŪ card/number. Therefore, truck drivers must plan to re-register with their TWIC at the SEA LINKŪ office in Port Newark, NJ, no later than March 15, 2009, in order to ensure full regulatory compliance by April 15, 2009*. A separate announcement will alert you as to when you can begin re-registering. There will be no fee to register your TWIC. The SEA LINKŪ office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To facilitate this re-registration process, effective January 12, 2009, drivers must present a valid TWIC when registering for a new SEA LINKŪ card or adding drivers to a company. Existing SEA LINKŪ holders, who do not require any changes will have until March 15, 2009, to re-register with their TWIC. Please keep in mind that there currently is a two-month wait for a TWIC card to be issued after an individual is enrolled.

New Jersey:
Leuning Street, Suite G
South Hackensack, NJ 07606-1345
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

33 Wood Ave South, Suite 665
Iselin, NJ 08830
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m.- 5:00

New York:
Howland Hook Marine Terminal
241 Western Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303-1103
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Whitehall Ferry Terminal
4 South Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10004-1940
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment and save time during enrollment, you can pre-enroll online at www.tsa.gov/twic or call 1-866-347-8942. Trucking companies that have more than 50 drivers may be eligible for a mobile enrollment station. If interested, please contact Beth Rooney, Manager, Port Security at berooney@panynj.gov or 212-435-4215.

* These dates are subject to change based on guidance from the United States Coast Guard Captain of the port on the compliance date for the Port of New York and New Jersey.