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Trans-Border Global Freight Systems Improves International Shipment Operations With Descartes

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WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc. is streamlining shipment management and United States customs entry submission across its operations with Descartes' OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise and Customs House Brokerage (CHB) solution. The solution supports end-to-end planning and execution of international shipments, including leveraging system data to prepare and submit customs entries and cargo security filings to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

"The speed at which we've implemented Descartes' solution is truly impressive," said Mark Schmidt, Director of Operations at Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc. "Descartes' experienced local implementation team has been exemplary in supporting us at every step. This benefits our organization globally and bolsters our success with rapid time-to-value."

With Descartes' OneView, shipment-related data used by the forwarder operations modules can be used to pre-populate customs entries, which significantly improves efficiency and accuracy. Robust accounting capabilities are fully-integrated into the solution to streamline billing, payment and financial reporting processes. Descartes' OneView also includes optional web-based customer facing visibility tools that display shipment milestones, customs status messages and key performance indicators (KPIs) to support higher levels of customer service.

"We're focused on delivering solutions that enhance operations and deliver rapid return on investment for brokers and forwarders of all sizes," said George Manolis, Vice President Product Management Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems at Descartes. "We understand that effective shipment management and efficient customs compliance are mission critical functions for our customers. Our domain experts are dedicated to customer success with a focus on quick implementations. We're pleased to deliver value for Trans-Border Global Freight Systems and look forward to continuing to support their strategic goals with our technology and services."

About Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc.

Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc. was founded on February 2, 1997 in Latham, New York by partners Arthur Spiegel, Martin Hellwig, and Jeffrey Millens. Arthur eventually moved his shares of the partnership to his three sons— Matt, Josh, and Casey who are all active in the business. Trans-Border has developed an extensive network of international and domestic agents to provide end-to-end coverage to its global customer base. The company offers a flexible array of shipment and customs clearance options to that are both time-sensitive and cost-effective. All contracts with commercial airlines, steamship lines, overseas partners, common carriers, and domestic agents are company-owned. Trans-Border also maintains an in-house trade finance department with over 35 years of solving complex banking issues and facilitating logistics risk-management.

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 147,000 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.

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