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Descartes Extends Cloud-Based Air Messaging Services for Forwarders & Brokers



Descartes Extends Cloud-Based Air Messaging Services for Forwarders & Brokers

WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive
businesses in commerce, announced that it's extending its cloud-based Air
Messaging services across all Descartes OneView (formerly IES Enterprise
Forwarder Solution) customers. By taking advantage of these services,
forwarders and brokers can enhance air cargo management capabilities by
seamlessly connecting and exchanging shipment data and documents with air
carriers.

"Part of the strategy at John S. James Co. is to leverage industry-leading
technology to streamline our operations, enhance our service offering, and
support revenue and market share growth as our business evolves," said Len
James, CFO of the John S. James Co. "Descartes' Enterprise Forwarder solution
has been pivotal to our success. Working with Descartes has offered us better
opportunities to deploy more mission-critical capabilities for connectivity
and collaboration with trading partners."

Descartes acquired Integrated Export Systems and IES Asia Limited
(collectively referred to as "IES") on June 15, 2012. The OneView solution
portfolio extends the reach and functional capabilities of Descartes' global
logistics community and provides a comprehensive application footprint for
forwarders, customs brokers, and NVOCCs. Now with fully integrated air
messaging services that leverage Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN),
OneView customers can exchange air waybills, house bills and status messages
electronically with more than 90 global air carriers. This solution enables
users to:

  * standardize and automate air cargo and freight management operations;
  * meet global trade requirements;
  * provide real-time shipment status monitoring;
  * improve service by transmitting accurate tracking updates to customers;
  * reduce transportation costs by minimizing carrier charges for security and
    documentation services; and
  * participate in key air cargo industry initiatives, including eFreight and
    Cargo2000.

"We believe that being part of the Descartes customer community is helping us
to transform shipment management at Gateway Logistics Group," explains David
Collins, Director of Information Technology & Administration at Gateway
Logistics Group. "Descartes' robust portfolio of solutions is helping us to
better meet our customers' expectations for excellence, performance and
scalability. The ability to extend capabilities with value-added offerings,
like air messaging services, helps us to manage more shipments with less
overhead."

"We're pleased that the great progress we've made in the past six months is
helping to drive more value for customers like John S. James Co. and Gateway
Logistics Group," said George Manolis, Vice President Product Management
Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems at Descartes. "Our continued focus on
delivering leading-edge shipment execution, compliance and collaboration
capabilities is significantly enhanced by Descartes' GLN, breadth of
complementary solutions and company scale."

About John S. James Co.

The John S. James Co. was founded in 1941 in Savannah, Georgia. With a mission
to offer personalized service to the international transportation community,
John S. James Co. is a leader in the international freight forwarding and
customs brokerage industries. The John S. James Co. maintains partnership
agreements with a multitude of companies both in the United States and around
the globe, allowing shipments to be handled from all international ports. The
company provides unmatched expertise in the handling of customs document
preparation and cargo coordination in the international arena. Please visit
http://www.johnsjames.com for more information.

About Gateway Logistics Group

Over the past 25 years, Gateway Logistics Group has been dedicated to keeping
its clients' cargo moving — and their supply chains efficient, responsive and
agile. With its corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, the company
maintains a global presence through a network of dedicated locations and
reliable partnerships. Gateway's logistics expertise and commitment to
operational excellence, safety, and the secure transportation of materials
offers assurance to its clients that their cargo is handled professionally
around the world. Please visit http://www.gateway-group.com for more
information.

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.

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

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