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Descartes Holds Education Sessions Globally for Japan Advance Filing Requirement

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Descartes Holds Education Sessions Globally for Japan Advance Filing Requirement

03:45 EDT Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Japanese Government Agency Working With Descartes to Educate Ocean Carriers and Freight Forwarders

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that in conjunction with Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidation System (NACCS) it has launched a number of education sessions around the world to help ocean carriers and forwarders prepare for the upcoming Japan Advanced Filing Requirement (AFR). NACCS is responsible for the operation of the AFR system for Japan's Customs and Tariff Bureau.

"With the Advance Filing Requirement, Japan is working to better secure its borders while improving the flow of goods into the country," said Robert Beauchemin, Executive Vice President Sales and Alliances at Descartes. "Descartes was the first service provider to register with NACCS, and we look forward to working closely with them to educate and enable ocean carriers and freight forwarders from around the world to comply with the new AFR cargo security mandate."

Education sessions have already been conducted in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Ningbo, China for almost 400 ocean carrier and forwarder representatives. In an effort to gain the widest reach globally, Descartes and NACCS will hold the following events:

North America

  • Webcast April 9th at 11am Eastern time
  • Interviews with the major North American logistics publications
  • Individual meetings with leading ocean carriers and forwarders April 9th – 12th

Europe

  • Port of Antwerp community hosted session April 16th at 2pm Central European time
  • Port of Rotterdam community hosted session April 17th at 2pm Central European time
  • Interviews with the major European logistics publications
  • Individual meetings with leading ocean carriers and forwarders April 16th – 18th

Asia

  • China Market Readiness Educational Sessions
  • Shenzhen April 16th
  • Guangzhou April 17th
  • Qingdao May 13th
  • Tianjin May 15th
  • Beijing May 16th
  • Japan Market Readiness Educational Session
  • Tokyo May 10th

To learn more about the joint NACCS/Descartes events or schedule individual meetings with NACCS and Descartes on AFR, go to https://www.descartes.com/educational-seminars-japan-ocean-advance-filing-rules.

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 has over 146,000 parties using its cloud based services. 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.

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

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