Carus boosts its Sales Team

Aug 2010

John Bertell joins from Hogia Ferry Systems

At a time when ferry operators are reviewing their costs and preparing for an up-turn in the market, Carus are expanding their activities in the European market with the recruitment of a Sales Manager for the regions of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

John W. Bertell, who has 15 years of experience within the ferry and shipping industry, will be responsible for the development of the Mediterranean market for Carus as well as maintaining the leading position Carus have achieved in Northern and Continental Europe.

Carus Managing Director, Anders Rundberg, says: “We appreciate the experience and the network John has in these markets and are happy to welcome him to our team. After the recent years of down- turn in the ferry market we now see encouraging signs that the market is recovering and this will challenge many ferry operators’ current technical solutions. Operators who are aiming to be on top when the market turns really need to review their use of technology to ensure they are taking advantage of the latest developments.”

Commenting on his appointment, John Bertell stated: “I am very pleased to be joining Carus in a market situation like this, right now there are plenty of opportunities for a well-run technology provider focused on the ferry market. The solutions, including the port automation suite, provided by Carus are exactly what the ferry operators are asking for right now. The close relationship Carus enjoys with its customer base is very encouraging, and I really appreciate having the opportunity to join this community.”

Carus are renowned for the development of solutions in very close cooperation with their customers and for building up a team of professionals with extensive experience from the industry. This recruitment is a step in the continuous effort of building a team who know and understand the ferry operators, their needs and their visions.

About Carus

Carus is focused on the passenger shipping industry providing advanced reservations and departure control solutions that are constantly evolving to meet the ever changing operational demands of our clients.

Carus system is a tried and tested solution that provides the 24/7 reliability required by mission critical applications, especially when delivered as Managed Service out of our computer centres in Europe and USA.

It is a Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) application designed for call-center and web sales as well as port operations. In addition to the core functions for booking and check-in Carus provides both the hardware and software for automated check-in and boarding, routines for Customer Relationship Management and Business Intelligence (BI) as well as multiple standard interfaces utilizing web services, SOAP / XML and Unicorn.

For over a decade Carus has been serving a growing client base which includes operators in the Baltic, Europe, the United States and Australia. Carus clients cover every aspect of the ferry industry and operate virtually every type of vessel proving the versatility and flexibility of the system.

For more information please contact:
Carus PBS Ab Ltd – Anders Rundberg, CEO