Thursday, January 24, 2013

Descartes' Cloud-Based Air Cargo Advance Screening Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 24, 2013 -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce,announced that OHL, a leading global 3PL and freight forwarder, is enhancing its security operations with Descartes' cloud-based Air Cargo Advance Screening
(ACAS) solution.

"We've been successfully using Descartes' Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) compliance solutions to manage security filings for shipments into the United States and Canada for a number of years. Working with Descartes to deploy their ACAS solution was a natural extension," said Steve Hutter, Director of Aviation Security at OHL. "The key benefit is that we're able to repurpose our existing air messaging traffic moving via Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) for use within the ACAS solution."

ACAS was designed to provide Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with more time to analyze security filing data for US-bound air cargo shipments prior to the shipment being loaded on the aircraft. By receiving information about the parties and commodities involved in an
inbound air shipment earlier from the forwarder as opposed to the carrier, CBP hopes to be able to better identify high-risk shipments destined for the United States. In addition, the program will speed up the movement of lower-risk shipments and leave more resources to focus on higher-risk shipments for additional screening.

"Being able to leverage the house bill information automatically received by the GLN from a forwarder's enterprise system and use it to file to CBP directly, streamlines the entire filing process and increases data quality," said Eric Bossdorf, Vice President Global
Logistics Network at Descartes. "We're pleased that our broad suite of compliance solutions for the air cargo industry is helping to make the logistics operations of leaders like OHL more efficient."

About OHL

OHL International is a division of OHL. OHL is one of the largest 3PLs
in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management
solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage,
freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. OHL
operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers
comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 7,000,
and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct-to-consumer
fulfillment, efulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from
specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the textiles and
apparel, footwear, electronics, retail, printing, food and beverage,
and consumer packaged goods industries.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is a global leader in providing
on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the
productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive
businesses. Descartes' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network,
integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based
Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce.
Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route,
schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and
execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file
customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete
numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's
largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our
headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and
partners around the world. Learn more at

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