updated 12/21/2010 6:45:39 AM ET 2010-12-21T11:45:39

Global Filer Solution Supports Compliance With EU Import Control System (ICS) Regulations

WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced that Air Canada Cargo has expanded its relationship with Descartes by selecting Descartes' Global Filer solution to manage import customs filings for the upcoming European Union (EU) regulations for advanced entry summary declarations to the EU's Import Control System (ICS).

Global Filer, part of Descartes' Global Trade Compliance suite, enables collaboration between multiple parties to address customs filing requirements across different modes of transport and for multiple countries.

Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market. Air Canada's cargo services division, Air Canada Cargo, provides direct cargo services to over 150 Canadian and international destinations in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

"Air Canada has always prided itself on being an industry leader in implementing and leveraging innovative cargo technology," said Lise-Marie Turpin, Managing Director, Air Canada Cargo. "Descartes has provided regulatory services to Air Canada Cargo for many years and, based upon their proven success and in depth knowledge of EU regulatory requirements, we selected Descartes' Global Filer solution to provide better services for our customers."

Global Filer offers multiple features that help improve overall efficiency of customs requirements and operations, including the following:

  • Complete, real-time visibility into the customs status of cargo and the ability to provide this status information to logistic partners and clients, regardless of their location;
  • Integration capabilities with back-office systems, optimizing data entry efforts, allowing for re-use of data and significantly reducing the risk of error; and
  • One solution, as opposed to different applications, to cover multi-country requirements, allowing for a more efficient use of resources and time.

"Descartes is excited about expanding our relationship with Air Canada Cargo," said Jonathan Wasserman, Senior Vice President, Global Trade Compliance Solutions at Descartes. "With the successful use of Descartes' Global Filer in collaboration with our Global Logistics Network, Air Canada Cargo will be optimally positioned to take in consignment data from various trading partners and be positioned to address ICS, as well as the future security filings emerging rapidly around the globe."

Descartes' Global Filer leverages the power of Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN). The GLN enables organizations to connect to global trading partners and regulatory organizations and reliably exchange information to increase performance and drive high levels of customer satisfaction.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the premier provider of Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) unites global businesses and trading partners, allowing them to collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize productivity and efficiency. Trading partners that connect to the GLN join Descartes' Federated Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http:// www.descartes.com and http://blog.descartes.com .

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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: Descartes Systems Group
         Media contact North-America
         Nicole German
           1-416-741-2838 ext. 298
         Media contact EMEA
         Ina Suffeleers
           +32 (0)495 590 232

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