WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it has signed an alliance with InfoSky to streamline logistics messaging for the Chinese air cargo industry. The alliance federates the two organizations' respective networks to connect freight forwarders, ground handling agents, and air carriers on Descartes' Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) with the similar China-based community using InfoSky's Cargo Community System (CCS).
"The alliance with Descartes is a natural extension to our business as we share a common vision to help standardize communications, automate processes and improve efficiencies across the air freight industry," said Aiguo Li, General Manager at InfoSky. "Federating with Descartes GLN provides our customers proven and reliable electronic access to members of the air cargo community in over 160 countries."
InfoSky is a division of TravelSky, the leading provider of information technology solutions to China's air cargo, travel and tourism industries. The InfoSky and Descartes alliance expands the breadth of Descartes' GLN by enabling connected parties to communicate electronically with Chinese airport ground handlers, cargo terminals, and air carriers, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Sichuan Airlines. These carriers can also provide electronic status updates on air cargo shipments for connected freight forwarders. InfoSky's China-based forwarders benefit by being able to submit cargo bookings and communicate electronically with air carriers connected to Descartes' GLN.
"We've seen increasing demand in China for connectivity to a broader community of global air carriers," said Robert Beauchemin, Executive Vice President of Sales and Alliances at Descartes. "By federating with InfoSky, our customers now have improved electronic access to one of the most active regions for air freight in the world. We're pleased to work with forward-looking companies, like InfoSky, to increase the reach and offer additional value-added services to our respective customer bases and the air cargo industry at large."
Operating as a division of China TravelSky Holding Company, InfoSky is the only air cargo information service provider authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. It provides leading edge applications and IT services to airlines, airports and agents. It is also the first and the only Cargo 2000 certified IT solution provider in mainland China. Incorporated in October, 2002, China TravelSky Holding Company is a national enterprise under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. TravelSky's core business is focused on airlines, airports, ticket sales agents, travel enterprises, relevant civil aviation institutions and international organizations, providing comprehensive solutions including air passenger service, air travel distribution, airport passenger processing, air cargo data processing, an internet travel platform, domestic and international transport revenue management systems as well as final settlement and liquidation services. TravelSky is headquartered in Beijing and has more than 4000 employees.
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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