Descartes' Telematics Customer New World First Bus and Citybus Win Technology Innovation Award

Descartes' Telematics Customer New World First Bus and Citybus Win Technology
Innovation Award

   Descartes Solution Provides Highly-Accurate Positioning and Arrival Time

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive
businesses in commerce, announced that its customer, New World First Bus
Services Limited ("NWFB") and Citybus Limited, won the "Best Public Service
Application Grand Award" and "Best Public Service Application (Transformation)
Gold Award" in The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013. The award is based upon a
solution for more effectively managing buses in transit and providing riders
with accurate advanced notification of pending stops. The NWFB and Citybus
system is based on the Descartes Telematics solution.

"As a major local public bus operator, we believe attracting more passengers
on board is as important as effectively managing the bus fleet," said Newton
Ng, Senior Operations Support Manager of NWFB and Citybus. "While bringing
more convenience to our passengers, Descartes' solution also delivers accurate
information to staff for effective control."

As part of Descartes Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes Telematics™ is a
comprehensive mobile asset management service that uses advanced technologies
to significantly raise the efficiency, and lower the operating costs, of
vehicle fleets. Advanced telematics hardware, based on the Android operating
system, is used to integrate to on-bus LED, video, and audio systems for
automatic stop and trip announcements. The solution also includes Bluetooth
and WIFI communications and an on-board programmable logic controller for
customer specific configuration.

Descartes Telematics, for bus operators, features a robust user portal called
Descartes Bus Center with extensive capabilities that go beyond basic
tracking. This portal includes audio/video content management, wireless bus
updates, bus route execution monitoring, and driver messaging. Bus Center also
features a unique and sophisticated predictive estimated time of arrival
engine that uses history and real-time information to provide highly-accurate
bus arrival times. Bus Center provides the estimated time of arrival (ETA)
information on the web, through mobile devices, and via stop and terminal

"We would like to congratulate NWFB and Citybus on their award and are
thrilled to work closely with such an innovative public transportation
organization," said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President Product Strategy at
Descartes. "Our advanced telematics hardware and fleet management software
gives customers the ability to uniquely configure their solution to improve
customer service and fleet safety, and reduce costs."

About NWFB and Citybus

NWFB and Citybus are jointly owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited and
NWS Holdings Limited. NWS Holdings Limited ("NWS Holdings", Hong Kong stock
code: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development
Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), embraces businesses in Hong Kong,
Mainland China and Macau. Its infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy,
Water and Ports & Logistics projects. Its services division comprises
Facilities Management (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition
Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (Hip Hing Construction and bus
and ferry services) and Strategic Investments (Tricor, Haitong International,
Newton Resources and securities investments).

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

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Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and
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