WATERLOO, Ontario-September 9, 2008-Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, has extended its services with Delta Cargo to support all of Delta Cargo's domestic electronic cargo bookings.
Delta Cargo has selected Descartes' GF-X Exchange and Descartes CargoBooker to extend electronic cargo bookings to all freight forwarders working with Delta Cargo.
"Extending services with Descartes is a natural progression for Delta and a commitment of our brand and service to our customers," said Neel Shah, Vice President - Cargo of Delta Cargo. "Descartes GF-X Exchange combined with Descartes CargoBooker provides our customers with the ability to readily access our carrier information and make electronic bookings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via a simple web browser with no software installation required."
"Delta Cargo is a global carrier with a long and established brand in air cargo," said Vincent Ryan, Vice President, Business Development for Descartes. "Enhancing their electronic cargo bookings services to freight forwarders of all sizes shows their commitment to servicing their customers."
Descartes GF-X Exchange 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. Descartes CargoBooker is a bookings service which enables small and mid-sized freight forwarders to make bookings direct with Delta Cargo. Airfreight forwarders can access carrier information, make electronic bookings and track shipments via a web browser, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Descartes GF-X Exchange and CargoBooker are part of the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (GLN), which enables the world's leading transportation providers to connect to their trading partners and reliably exchange information to drive delivery performance and high levels of customer satisfaction. The Descartes GLN helps companies better manage their logistics shipment management process, track inventory, meet regulatory requirements, optimize fleet performance, and effectively communicate with their logistics partners.
About Delta Cargo
Delta Cargo, a division of Delta Air Lines, is responsible for handling cargo shipments worldwide. While generating almost a half billion dollars in revenue in 2007, Delta Cargo is becoming world-leading carrier between the United States and destinations across Europe, India, Africa, Mexico, Latin America, South America and Israel. Through the SkyTeam Cargo alliance - one of the world's most extensive cargo networks - Delta Cargo has additional reach into major destinations, ultimately increasing customer benefits, impacting the global economy and strengthening the SkyTeam Cargo alliance. Delta Cargo currently offers customers daily flights to over 499 destinations in 105 countries. For online access to cargo flight availability, shipment tracking and cargo products and services go to deltacargo.com.
Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX), a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions, is delivering results across the globe today for organizations that operate logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' logistics management solutions combine a multi-modal network, the Descartes Global Logistics Network, with component-based 'nano' sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. These solutions and services help Descartes' customers reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven and improve pick up and delivery reliability. Our 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 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. For more information, visit www.descartes.com.
For more information contact:
Descartes Systems Group
1-416-741-2838 ext. 298
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