Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Valued Customer of the Port of Wilmington, Delaware
RE: Port of Wilmington, Delaware Transitions to a Secure/Restricted Facility
Effective December 16, 2013, 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 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 hour thereafter and receives payments in cash or company check only. Services are to be provided on a first come, first served 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 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.
Thanks you for your business and we look forward to your continued support!
Thank you and regards,
The Diamond State Port Corporation