[This web page changed on 28th August 2013. It appears that UKBA is still actively trying to apply eBorders to the Ferry industry. AJW]http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/busin ... ime/ferry/Ferries - Maritime Start-up phase
Carrier interface development phase
Live service phase
This section explains what we require from ferry companies under the e-Borders programme and how we will support them while we are implementing the programme. Ferries include international roll-on, roll-off ferry routes that carry a mixture of freight and passenger traffic.
contact each carrier individually in the initial stages of the programme to explain these requirements before we implement them;
provide a stakeholder relationship manager as the first point of contact for any questions carriers may have; and
aim to give carriers the appropriate level of information and support for their involvement in the programme.
We recognise that a number of carriers will want to have access to information in order to plan their activities and to communicate with their suppliers. However, they should wait for the formal engagement process to begin before they actively begin work on the programme.
See Start-up phase for information on the initial stages of implementing the e-Borders programme.
See Carrier interface development phase for information on the building and testing of the interface(s) we will require to supply information to the e-Borders programme.
See Certification phase for information on the validation process that each interface will undergo to ensure it is ready to enter live service with e-Borders.
See Live service phase for information on the operational phase of the programme, which is when data will be sent by carriers to the live e-Borders system.