OHL Enhances Security Operations With Descartes' Cloud-Based Air Cargo Advance Screening Solution

OHL Enhances Security Operations With Descartes' Cloud-Based Air Cargo Advance
Screening Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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

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.

Descartes' ACAS solution was built based on consultative efforts with leading
forwarders within Descartes' community and joint meetings between Descartes,
CBP and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The solution
complies with the requirements of the ACAS pilot project, which performs
security threat threshold targeting using pre-departure air cargo information
for CBP and TSA.

"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

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. www.ohl.com

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.

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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
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Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other
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