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Certifications and Credentials

September 24, 2011Leave a reply

Certifications and Credentials  

TWIC… The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program is a Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Coast Guard initiative. The TWIC program provides a tamper-resistant biometric credential to maritime workers requiring unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, outer continental shelf facilities, and vessels. An estimated 750,000 individuals will require TWICs. To obtain a TWIC, an individual must provide biographic and biometric information such as fingerprints, sit for a digital photograph and successfully pass a security threat assessment conducted by TSA.  VHI Transport’s employees do not need a TWIC card.

Hazardous Materials Certification – VHI Transport uses carriers who are HazMat certified and have HazMat certified drivers.

Canada PIP (Partners in Protection) Program

FAST (Free and Secure Trade) expedited clearance-Canada

CSA (Customs Self Assessment) certified by the CCRA (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)

ACE U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires the mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to transmit advance electronic truck cargo manifests at certain land border ports of entry effective January 25, 2007. Truck carriers entering the United States through ports of entry in the states of Washington and Arizona, and North Dakota, will be required to file electronic truck manifests through ACE.