All trucking companies and drivers must be fully registered with eModal and Trucker Check prior to entering the facility. In addition to eModal and Trucker Check, all drivers must display a TWIC card for unescorted access to MPA facilities. Non-TWIC card holders must make necessary arrangements for an escort (see approved companies listed below). To register with eModal, first ensure you have a Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC), if you do not have a SCAC code please visit Once you have a SCAC code, log into and follow their prompts to register, upon approval you will receive a username and password for their site. To register with Trucker Check, log into with the username and password provided and follow their prompts. Should you have questions concerning the registration process or to verity the registration information has been received, you may contact eModal Customer Service at (866) 758-3838. Failure to be registered and current in the eModal system and/or not having acceptable credentials or an authorized escort will result in drivers being denied entry to the terminal.

TWIC Regulations

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Maritime workers including terminal employees, longshoremen, truck drivers, agents and contractors must have a TWIC to gain unescorted access to Maryland Port Administration (MPA) facilities.

TWIC is federally mandated and enforcement is carried out by the U.S. Coast Guard. More Information regarding TWIC can be found on the Coast Guard's web site or the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) web site at TWIC Enrollment Center locations and hours of operation can be found on TSA's website.


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