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Irish Ferries signed an agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems.
Irish Ferries signed an agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems.

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Irish Ferries chooses Hogia Ferry Systems

Irish Ferries have been looking to replace their current passenger and freight reservation systems and have signed an agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems to deliver their standard booking system BOOKIT. Irish Ferries is part of the Irish Continental Group and has four RoPax vessels and one Fastcraft currently operating on two routes across the Irish Sea as well as direct route between Ireland and France.

“We felt from the beginning that Irish Ferries and Hogia would make a good partnership. Obviously for any ferry operator changing their booking systems is no light matter. After what was eventually years of meetings, site visits, demonstrations, and the resulting procurement process, we are very confident that we have made the right decision in choosing Hogia and BOOKIT”, Andrew Sheen, Managing Director of the Ferries Division at Irish Ferries. 

Irish Ferries currently have two separate systems for their passenger and freight operations, which will now be replaced with one complete solution. Holding the capacity for both passengers and freight in one system should improve capacity management and vastly simplify their port operations. BOOKIT also has a fully comprehensive API, which will allow Irish Ferries to integrate any hardware or third-party software, fulfilling both their existing and future needs. 

“We run a competitive ferry operation, and by investing in BOOKIT we hope to improve our offerings and customer service. The new system will give us more flexibility, improve holiday packaging, automate our port operations, we will no doubt see improvements for both our customers and staff,” says Andrew. 

Niclas Blomstrom, Managing Director at Hogia Ferry Systems says, “We are seeing more and more ferry operators choosing to buy into a standard system to replace their bespoke or inhouse solutions. A standard system offers the operator continuous product development to keep up with the expectations across the industry, without operators needing to research, scope, develop and maintain that new functionality themselves. The fact that we also have what we believe is the best API on the market, will be invaluable for Irish Ferries during this implementation project, giving them the opportunity to select best of breed components and also to ease the large number of integrations. Reaching this point has been a team effort and although we have a period of hard work ahead of us, it is something we are hugely excited and proud to be undertaking.”

The contract was signed in January, and routes will be available for passenger bookings by the end of the year. The passenger side of the operations will be rolled out in phase one, followed by the commercial business in a second phase in 2021.

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Hogia Ferry Systems is part of the Hogia Group, one of Sweden's largest software companies with 700 employees in Sweden, Finland, Norway, and the United Kingdom. For more information please visit

Press contacts

Emma Soovik

Emma Soovik

Press contact Press Officer Hogia Transport Systems +46 (0) 708 179 651
Niclas Blomstrom

Niclas Blomstrom

Managing Director Hogia Ferry Systems +46725507638

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Hogia Transport Systems provides over 600 public and private sector partners, in 11 countries on 3 continents with 25 years of experience

The Hogia Group comprises 27 companies in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom with a total of 600 employees. With software as a common denominator, the Hogia Group currently operates in three business areas: finance and business systems, human resource systems and transport systems.

The Hogia Group’s entire development and operation has always been and is completely self-financed. No external capital has ever been introduced (apart from the family´s original 5,000 SEK), and no shares in the company have ever changed owner. The owners have no intention of selling the company, listing it on the stock exchange or taking in external capital in the future.

The company has a very healthy balance sheet and no loans. The Hogia Group experienced its 25th consecutive year of profit in 2015 and Hogia AB is rated AAA by Soliditet (Dun & Bradstreet’s Nordic partner).

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