Ferry Guru joins Carus Board

Media Information 29 May 2013

To further strengthen its ferry knowledge and to gain an even clearer focus on the ferry industry, Carus has engaged a new Board member with broad experience in the industry. At Carus’ Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on the 29th of April, Ove Johan Solem was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Board.

Ove has 30 years of experience in shipping and offshore industries. He was MD of Fjord Line and Executive VP of Color Line before changing direction to bring his knowledge to the offshore industry. Most recently Ove has held senior management and board positions within the First Olsen group of companies. He holds an MBA in International Shipping.

“We are very happy to have Ove on board.  He brings to Carus a wealth of experience as well as his contact network in the ferry industry”, said Anders Rundberg, Carus CEO. “Experience of international ferry operations is key to our ongoing success in the market and Ove is just the right person to help us at board level to set strategies for the future.”

“IT has become the foundation to every ferry operator’s success so the offer to join the Carus Board of Directors is both a strategic decision and a very interesting challenge that I could not resist” says Ove.  “Carus already has a firm position as the leading supplier to several innovative, high-profile ferry operators in the market and I am excited to join the company at this time. I am sure Carus will continue its development as a key supplier to the industry into the future.”

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.

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

CarRes is a Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) application designed for call-centre 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, Australia and Africa. Carus clients cover every aspect of the ferry industry and operate virtually every type of vessel proving the versatility and flexibility of CarRes.