SHANGHAI, China, June 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Cargo China 2010, Shanghai New International Expo Centre -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), a federated global logistics network, announced that Aramex, a global logistics and transportation provider, has selected Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) and global supply chain execution applications, Messaging and Cargo 2000, to help manage its air freight operations.
Descartes' GLN provides freight forwarders, like Aramex, with messaging services that simplify cargo and freight management operations for import, export and domestic transportation activities. Descartes' GLN helps airlines meet global customs requirements; monitor shipments at a master air waybill level between airports; monitor events and match route map milestones against actual event timing; simplify shipment management and invoicing; consolidate status data of multiple route maps to measure and improve transportation quality; and transmit accurate tracking updates to customers.
In addition, Aramex has selected Descartes' Cargo 2000 solution to help it comply with the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Cargo 2000 initiative that sets the rules for agreed business processes and automation standards within the air cargo industry. Descartes Cargo 2000 supports the IATA initiative as a fully certified member of the IATA-sponsored Cargo 2000 special interest group.
"Descartes is providing messaging services for Aramex through a comprehensive trading connectivity program. Working with Descartes provides Aramex cost effective and reliable ways to ensure seamless electronic channels between our service suppliers and airline partners." said Safwan Tannir, Chief Freight Officer at Aramex. "We selected Descartes as our preferred supplier because of the broad range of high quality and global services provided by its Global Logistics Network system, its overall reliability and its commitment to customer service."
"Descartes is committed to helping Aramex and its community of trading partners standardize and automate its air cargo process," said Edward Ryan, Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations. "Descartes delivers results for its customers and their trading partners through standardized processes and by reducing operational complexity, while improving productivity and reducing costs."
Aramex is a leading provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. Established in 1982 as an express operator, the company rapidly evolved into a global brand recognized for its customized services and innovative multi-product offering. Traded on the NASDAQ from 1997 to 2002, Aramex today is a publicly traded company on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM:ARMX), employing more than 8,600 people in 310 locations, and has a strong alliance network providing worldwide presence. The range of services offered by Aramex includes international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, logistics and warehousing, document management, consumer retail services, and e-commerce solutions. For more information visit www.aramex.com .
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is making the world a better place by enabling global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. Underlying Descartes' offerings is the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), one of the world's most extensive multi-modal business application networks. Descartes' logistics management solutions provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers, global customs filing and compliance services to meet regulatory requirements and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. Descartes' solutions and services deliver results by enabling organizations around the world to reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven; improve pickup and delivery reliability; and optimize working capital through fleet visibility. Descartes' hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies. The company has more than 600 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Gent, Lier, Namestovo, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Miami, Washington DC, Derby, London, Silver Spring, Stockholm, Suzhou, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zilina. For more information, visit www.descartes.com .
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