Press Release
Media Information
June 2020

Wasaline introduces Digital Keys via the Wasaline Mobile App

Wasaline adopts innovative technology to streamline the travel experience, as well as saving on costs and the environment.

Wasaline's new ship is the first ferry in the world to install ASSA ABLOY Digital Key technology for all its cabins. Passengers will be able to open their cabin directly from their mobile phone using Wasaline's mobile app. It's easy to use and secure enough to share the key with family and friends.
The product is designed on a “white label"  app created by Carus and launched as a pure Wasaline branded app. The same "white label" app is used by operators all over the world. The flexible method of developing these apps ensures the product is kept fresh and up-to-date and the costs are kept down.
This is a natural step in the evolution of the ferry industry. With this system we can help operators cut costs and reduce their environmental footprint. This solution is contactless, significantly cutting down on the need for user interaction. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this is exactly what the industry needs.” - Anders Rundberg, CEO of Carus.
Our goal at Wasaline is to become the most modern, innovative, safe and environmentally friendly ferry operator in the world. We seek out the most cost- effective solutions; this is one important part of our strategy.- Peter Ståhlberg, CEO of Wasaline


About Wasaline - a small shipping company with a big heart

Wasaline commenced transportation of passengers and goods across the Kvarken strait in 2013. Wasaline is owned by the city of Vasa and the municipality of Umeå. Wasaline is known for being reliable, friendly, quality conscious, flexible and taking the very best care of its customers, personnel and the environment. Wasaline is developing the traffic across Kvarken and strives to restore the route to its former glory.

The company takes great responsibility for keeping the sea clean for future generations along the Ostrobothnian coast in Finland and the Västerbotten coast in Sweden. The municipalities on both sides of the Kvarken straight have set clear environmental targets: the municipality of Umeå with its local Agenda 2030 programme, and the city of Vaasa’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2035. Wasaline has set its own targets for the environment to complement these strategies.

About Carus - The Experts in Happy Travelling

The Carus team consists of 150 experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals employed across the world. Our main focus is to enable our clients to give their customers the absolute best experience, not only onboard but also in the port.

Carus is totally focused on the passenger and freight shipping industry providing advanced reservations, ticketing and port automation solutions that are evolving constantly to meet the ever-changing operational demands of our clients.
Our clients include operators throughout the Baltic, Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Africa and Australia. Carus clients cover every aspect of the passenger vessel industry and operate virtually every type of vessel proving the versatility and flexibility of CarRes.

Carus systems are tried and tested solutions that provide the 24/7 reliability required of mission critical applications especially when delivered via our managed services

For more information please contact:
Anders Rundberg, CEO of CARUS