Jun 15, 2012 -TSA and the Coast Guard today eased the burden on maritime transportation workers who needed to renew their biometric ID cards under an unpopular antiterrorism program that has experienced major technology delays.
Jul 22, 2010 -The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing yesterday to discuss current port security initiatives and explore whether the SAFE Port Act of 2006 should be reauthorized in its previous form or should be altered to address additional security issues.
Jun 25, 2009 -Three of the United States' busiest seaports have or will be receiving foreign assistance to help U.S. authorities crack down on smuggling under a task force led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports the Associated Press.
Mar 19, 2009 -Not enough port workers across the United States have signed onto the federal government's beleaguered and controversial identification card program, prompting fears that trade will suffer as workers are denied entry to secure port areas.
Feb 09, 2009 -The Port of Long Beach, California, opened its new $21 million command and control center for port security yesterday, completing a project conceived immediately after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
Nov 21, 2008 -Major West Coast ports could shut down next spring if enough workers fail to acquire and carry the new Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card by April 15, 2009, a trade association official told stakeholders at the Maritime Security Expo Wednesday.