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What are some of the features of the new card?

The new TWIC® card design incorporates enhanced security features, including tactile printing, holographic laminate, and an Integrated Circuit Chip with the card holder’s name and photograph, card expiration date, and two biometric fingerprint templates. Additionally, the TWIC® NexGen card design will include a color-coded expiration date to promote secure validation of TWIC® by inspectors and facility or vessel owners and operators.