IAG Cargo Deploys Descartes Cloud-Based Air Freight Booking Portal Into iagcargo.com

IAG Cargo Deploys Descartes Cloud-Based Air Freight Booking Portal Into

WATERLOO, Ontario, May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive
businesses in commerce, announced that IAG Cargo has extended its relationship
to include air cargo booking through Descartes' cloud-based Global Freight
Exchange (GF-X) Private Label solution. Descartes' solution will support
iagcargo.com, the carrier's electronic booking portal for freight forwarders
of all sizes. IAG Cargo will provide the online booking service to its
customers completely free of charge.

Descartes' GF-X is one of the largest electronic information and reservation
systems in the airfreight industry. Airfreight carriers can distribute
real-time product, routing, capacity and rate information to their forwarders
worldwide. Airfreight forwarders can access carrier information, make
electronic bookings and track shipments via a web browser, 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.

The Descartes GF-X Private Label service is a unique way for carriers to
deploy a robust electronic bookings channel without the higher costs and risks
associated with in-house development, in a way that utilizes existing
processes and interfaces to the Descartes GF-X Exchange. Descartes' GF-X and
Private Label solutions are part of Descartes' cloud-based Logistics
Technology Platform. The Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the
power of the Global Logistics Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal
network, with the industry's broadest array of modular and interoperable web
and wireless logistics applications.

"We've been a long-time customer of Descartes, using the company's air
messaging and GF-X solution. Extending our relationship to include a
private-label portal is a logical extension for IAG Cargo," said Angel Cabeza,
Head of Distribution and IT Platform at IAG Cargo. "Descartes' GF-X Private
Label is a cost-effective and proven solution that allows us to deliver
against our goal of providing outstanding levels of customer service in the
industry. It will help us support our existing network of large freight
forwarders and will also be highly beneficial in helping us target the SME
market, which we see as being of great value over the coming years."

IAG Cargo customers use the private-label solution to book cargo through the
iagcargo.com website and check booking options against their shipment needs.
The system responds with details on available cargo capacity and rates. When a
cargo reservation is made online through the IAG Cargo website, an electronic
confirmation is delivered to the customer. Freight allocations can also be
booked through iagcargo.com.

"IAG Cargo's operations span the globe," said Ed Ryan, Chief Commercial
Officer at Descartes. "Our long-standing relationship has been predicated on
helping IAG Cargo improve their service to their customers in a cost effective
manner. We're pleased to be able to extend our relationship to help them
streamline and add greater value to their air cargo booking process with our
proven on-demand solution."

About IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British
Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. In April 2012, IAG
completed the purchase of bmi, including bmi Cargo.

In 2012 the operations of IAG Cargo had a turnover of €1,217 million. The
business has a combined workforce of more than 2700 people covering a global
network of over 350 destinations.

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

company logo
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.