November 13, 2007 11:05 ET

Preview of the Start of TWIC Enrollment at Port of Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Starting Thursday, Nov. 15, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the Port of Savannah will be able to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a security threat.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Coast Guard and Port of Savannah will provide an opportunity for media to preview enrollment the day prior to the start of general enrollment. Reporters will see port employees providing their biographical and biometric information so they can receive their credentials. There will also be an opportunity to interview TSA, U.S. Coast Guard and port officials about the program.

Port specific b-roll is available at

  WHO:   Officials from TSA, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Port of Savannah.

  WHAT:  Preview of the start of TWIC enrollment at the Port of Savannah.
         Reporters will be able to get video of workers enrolling and
         conduct one-on-one interviews with TSA, U.S. Coast Guard and port

  WHEN:  Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007
         10:00 a.m.

  WHERE: TWIC Enrollment Center
         5214 Augusta Rd.
         Garden City, GA 31408