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A Customs Brokerage Improves Productivity and Regulatory Compliance With Descartes OneView(TM)

WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that A Customs Brokerage has significantly increased its shipment productivity since implementing Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise and Descartes OneView™ Customs House Brokerage (CHB) solutions. The Descartes solutions provide A Customs Brokerage with a single integrated platform for managing end-to-end forwarding and brokerage operations.

"Our business has grown 25% and we have increased our productivity15% since implementing Descartes OneView," said Gabriel Rodriguez, President at A Customs Brokerage. "Descartes' unified platform has been an essential component of our operations and regulatory compliance strategies. We also look forward to working with Descartes to meet the upcoming U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest requirements."

Descartes OneView is a modular enterprise management system for forwarders and customs brokers. Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise helps freight forwarders, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) better handle multi-modal shipment coordination and supply chain management. The solution features an integrated multi-divisional accounting module that helps customers streamline billing, payment and financial reporting processes. Descartes OneView™ Customs House Brokerage helps manage U.S. customs entries and security filings such as CBP's ACE.

The upcoming U.S. ACE Export Manifest initiative is designed to close the loop between the import/export process and automate export procedures. The Descartes U.S. ACE Export Manifest™ solution can help carriers, freight forwarders and NVOCCs, like A Customs Brokerage, collect, prepare, validate and electronically transmit to CBP required manifest information. CBP has stated that the initiative will be rolled out in 2015 in a series of pilots by mode of transport, beginning with air shipments. Learn more at Descartes' ACE Export Manifest resource center www.descartes.com/us-ace-export-manifest-resource-center.

"We're pleased with the results that A Customs Brokerage has been able to achieve so far, and we look forward to helping them implement Descartes' U.S. ACE Export Manifest solution," said George Manolis, Vice President Product Management Descartes. "As governments around the world augment global trade regulations, our forwarder and broker solutions help make logistics service providers more productive and enable them to meet changing government filing requirements."

Join Descartes and ChainLink Research on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 2:00 pm EST for an educational web seminar, Brokers and Freight Forwarders at the Crossroads. Registration for this and other sessions covering North American customs compliance and best practice topics is available at https://www.descartes.com/web-seminar-series/registration/.

About A Customs Brokerage

A Customs Brokerage (ACB) is a high-volume third-party logistics provider, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier and international freight forwarder that provides full-scale logistics services including end-to-end import and export forwarding, customs brokerage, direct consolidation services, local and national trucking, insurance and warehousing. Services range from local delivery to large-scale multimodal project cargo. The company also maintains a fleet of trucks through its subsidiary Mantra Trucking, Inc. and through its network of carriers, transports and distributes Full Container Load (FCL) and Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments to some of the largest importers and exporters in the Americas. Learn more at www.acb-us.com.

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 200,000 connected 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; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal 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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