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Security and The MPA
The Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) requires maritime facilities to address port security through appropriate training of port personnel, implementation of access control procedures and handling of certain dangerous cargo. The Office of Security directs contract security personnel who are responsible for conducting access control duties at each of the Maryland Port Administration’s regulated marine terminals.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
TWIC is a vital security measure that helps to ensure that individuals who may pose a threat to the nation’s maritime transportation system do not gain access to secure areas of ports or vessels. The TWIC program furnishes workers – including terminal employees, longshoremen, truck drivers, agents and contractors – with tamper-resistant biometric credentials. www.twicinformation.com
Online pre-enrollment (to save time prior to visiting enrollment center): www.tsa.gov/twic
Pre-enrollment by phone: 1-866-DHS-TWIC (1-866-347-8942)
U.S. Coast Guard’s Homeport website: http://homeport.uscg.mil/twic
Port of Baltimore TWIC Enrollment Centers:
Point Breeze Business Center, 2200 Broening Hwy., Ste. 220, Baltimore, MD 21224
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
3225 Old Washington Rd., Ste. 2106, Waldorf, MD 20602
Hours: M-Th 8 a.m-5 p.m.
212 West Main St., Ste. 204C, Salisbury, MD 21801
Hours: M-Th 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
MPA-Approved Escort Companies for Non-TWIC Cardholders
AMERICAN SHIP SERVICES
410-342-8810/ Fax: 410-342-8812
MPA Visitor & Badging Center
2001 Broening Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Important Phone Numbers:
MPA Office of Security:
Main Office Location:
Dundalk Marine Terminal
2700 Broening Hwy.
Dunmar Bldg. – North, Ste. 203
Baltimore, MD 21222
MPA Office of Communications:
MPA Security Anonymous Hotline:
Maryland Transportation Authority
Port Detachment Police:
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