Carus shows strong growth and acquires two companies

24 AUG 2015

Carus, the Finnish global leading supplier of consumer facing software for the ferry industry continues to grow rapidly and has purchased Quintek Systems in England and MNC Marine in Finland.

Carus has grown rapidly and steadily and has now firmly established itself as the leading supplier of all consumer facing systems for the global ferry industry.

Carus has in a short time acquired two businesses whose products will be part of Carus’ systems platform giving its clients new integrated solutions ...

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World’s longest ferry route operator chooses Carus

8 January 2015

Alaska Marine Highway System set for 2015 launch

CARUS, the passenger shipping industry’s IT solutions specialist, has been awarded the contract to provide the booking, ticketing, departure control and attendant administrative functions for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), consolidating Carus’ expansion in the North American market.

The contract, awarded in recognition of Carus’ proven ability to deliver a reliable, 24/7 solution around AMHS’s complex ferry network, will commence in 2015.

At the recent Carus User Group conference hosted by fellow ...

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Wasaline chose Carus as new booking system

9 January 2014

As one step in the improvement of the ferry services between Vaasa and Umeå, the ferry operator Wasaline has decided to shift its reservations system to Carus. To cope with the expansion of the operation and the enhancement of customer services, a more flexible solution that could easily be scaled and configured to the right size and the right purpose was required.

Wasaline was set up early last year and a suitable ferry was purchased for the ferry operation ...

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Fullriggeren Sørlandet goes live with Carus

9 January 2014

Cruise sailings with Norwegian tall ship ‘Fullriggeren Sørlandet’ are now available to book via the web using Carus’ reservations system for ferry and cruise operations. Following the other two Norwegian tall ship operations going online with Carus in 2012, the time for Sørlandet to accept bookings over the internet had come.

Having seen ‘Statsraad Lehmkuhl’ and ‘Christian Radich’ successfully install Carus’ booking engine in 2012, ‘Fullriggeren Sørlandet’ missed the sailing season of 2012 due to a planned dry-docking and ...

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Gotlandsbåten choose Carus

9 January 2014

New ferry operator Gotlandsbåten, who will provide service to the Swedish island of Gotland, have chosen Carus to solve their booking and check-in requirements. Carus’ central role in the ferry industry and extensive experience with ferry industry operational processes attracted the dynamic team of Gotlandsbåten to select Carus as their key supplier for their sales, ecommerce and port operation systems.

A team of Gotland islanders along with ferry professionals with combined experience from setting up businesses in holiday parks ...

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Færgen steps up resilience with new Carus service

November 2013

Danish ferry operator group Færgen steps up its business continuity plans with hot standby from Carus for Færgen’s mission critical applications.

In a move that characterises their partnership approach to client relationships, Carus and Færgen have signed an agreement that will seem them jointly investing in the infrastructure and technology required to create a true hot-standby disaster recovery environment.

“Carus provide our critical business solution via a managed service that delivers really good performance, reliability and up time far exceeding the ...

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Fjord Line first again!

Media Information, Aug 2013

With their new ferries Fjord Line is the first ferry operator using RFID technology for their cabin locks, setting a new world record! They are also the first ferry operator to serve their passengers with contactless RFID boarding control.

Carus have taken full project responsibility for providing the software, the handheld RFID scanners and the implementation of the solution that enables Fjord Line passengers to board and disembark using contactless RFID cards. The same smart card doubles as ...

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Wightlink invests in reservation and ticketing system

Media Information 24 June 2013

Wightlink Ferries has announced it will be introducing the market-leading CarRes reservation and ticketing system.

The decision to replace the existing system was made in order to improve reliability as well as to enable the company to offer an improved booking service to customers. This investment is the latest development in a five year capital programme which has seen Wightlink investing over £50m in new ships and improved facilities at each of its ports which, along with ...

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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 ...

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Cooperation on Finance Solutions

Friday 10.MAY.2013

For some time Carus has been providing Finance and Business solutions based on Microsoft NAV (Navision) for the local markets in the Nordic countries. In order to sharpen our focus on the passenger vessel industry and our own solutions we have decided to cooperate with another local company focused on NAV-solutions, Consilia, who will take over our solutions and development in this area. All the staff who have been working with these solutions have therefore moved to Consilia who ...

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Tall Ships sail into new era with CarRes

June 2012

Three independent Norwegian tall ship operations have enlisted the help of Carus to chart their future course.  The historic vessel operators all concluded that Carus offered the most forward looking solution and have placed firm orders for CarRes, the world leading booking and ticketing solution.

The three Norwegian operators Christian Radich, Statsraad Lehmkuhl and Sørlandet all concluded that Carus offered ...

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Ånedin-Linjen change to Carus

June 2012

Baltic Sea ferry operator Ånedin-Linjen chose Carus’ modern booking and ticketing solution CarRes to upgrade system and introduce web sales. After careful evaluation, Ånedin-Linjen opted for CarRes, Carus world leading, modern and market proven booking and ticketing system that is fully integrated for web sales. With CarRes, Ånedin-Linjen will introduce web booking to its customers.

Many ferry operators suffer from old, out-dated booking and ticketing systems that are difficult to administrate and maintain and, more importantly, are not fully integrated ...

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Dolphin Fleet sets its sights on CarRes

January 2012

Cape Cods leading whale watch operator selects Carus as technology partner

With a new season fast approaching Steve Milliken knew he had to find a solution to his growing need to manage his booking process both in-house and via the web. Having seen fellow Cape Cod operator Hyline successfully implement the CarRes system he had no hesitation in contacting Carus and, just weeks later, signing up for a Managed Service deployment from their US based Data Centre.

“I visited ...

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New at Carus

November 2011

Carus continues to expand by attracting people with the best combination of ferry, booking and eCommerce experience.

Niklas Kärkinen has a genuine combination of ferry and IT experience having previously worked for Hogia Ferry Systems as both a Project/Account Manager and as one of their Sales Managers. He joins Carus from Igence, where he has been managing the implementation of IBMs eCommerce tool, WebSphere Commerce, for Eckerö Line, a ...

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Ven-Trafiken chooses Carus

April 2011

Yet another island ferry operator has chosen Carus as supplier for their booking and ticketing systems. After a thorough evaluation, Ven-Trafiken concluded that Carus offered the best solution in terms of skills, experience, cost and quality.

Ven-Trafiken is going through a major business upgrade which includes a new ferry, a new terminal in Landskrona and the renewal and modernization of their systems. Carus will deliver its CarRes reservation system for booking and ticketing which will include systems to enable ticket ...

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Fjord Line sailings to be bookable through Visit Norway

March 2011

Fjord Line will be one of the first Norwegian ferry operator to connect to the Norwegian Ministry of Trades travel portal, Visit Norway, using the CarRes interface.

Thanks to the existing interface that the reservation system from Carus already has to the Citybreak destination booking platform, Fjord Line will be able to market and sell their ferry services through the Visit Norway web site. “This is one of the big advantages by using a truly standardized booking system that already ...

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