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Descartes Customers Leading Adoption of Cargo-XML

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Descartes Customers Leading Adoption of Cargo-XML03:45 EST Tuesday, December 18, 2012WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it is working with DHL Global Forwarding and other customers to spearhead the air freight forwarding industry's adoption of Cargo-XML as a new communication standard. "Descartes manages all of DHL Global Forwarding's electronic communications with our air carrier partners," said Steve Smith, Head of E-Business Airfreight for DHL Global Forwarding. "When the time came to upgrade our system communications, we looked to Descartes and our carrier partners to lead the industry in the adoption of Cargo-XML. With technology that is more flexible and robust than the previous standards, we're better positioned to react to changing regulations, customer demands, and more." The Cargo-XML standard is designed to innovate how the air industry communicates. The new schema provides freight forwarders, airlines, and their respective trading partners with more robust data capture capabilities, improved information accuracy, support of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) "eFreight" initiative, and better ability to effectively keep pace with rapidly evolving customs and security requirements. "Great partnerships with freight forwarders and carriers across our installed base, like the one we have DHL Global Forwarding, are helping to accelerate adoption of Cargo-XML," said Scott Sangster, Vice President Global Logistics Network at Descartes. "We look forward to continued collaboration with DHL Global Forwarding and other leaders participating in the IATA Cargo-XML Task Force to help develop standards and ways to improve the efficiency and security of the air cargo industry."About Descartes Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the 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 www.descartes.com. The Descartes Systems Group logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4065 This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.CONTACT: Media Contact Mavi Silveira +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416 msilveira@descartes.com