Community Network Services to Promote Descartes' Global Filer as Preferred Pan-European ICS Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario and DERBY, United Kingdom -  Nov. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced that Community Network Services (CNS) has joined Descartes' United by Design partner program. CNS provides services to businesses in the air and maritime logistics industries that facilitate trade moving through UK borders. CNS will promote Descartes' Global Filer as preferred pan-European Import Control System (ICS) solution for its customers.

Global Filer is part of Descartes' Global Trade Compliance (GTC) suite, which offers a broad range of solutions that prepare global organizations to meet current and future compliance mandates. Global Filer manages customs filings for European Union (EU) regulations on ICS (Import Control System) for advanced entry summary declarations, which are scheduled to take effect on January 1st, 2011.

"Descartes offers an integrated pan-European compliance solution that both air and ocean carriers are looking for today," said Rob Freeman, Business Manager at CNS. "We're confident that our customers can quickly gain valuable benefits by using Descartes' ICS solution."

"ICS compliance represents a dramatic operational change for companies importing into the EU," said Jonathan Wasserman, Senior Vice President, Global Trade Compliance Solutions at Descartes. "Descartes' Global Filer not only helps companies comply with EU regulations, it significantly decreases the risk of errors, delays and penalties, offering CNS customers an EU-wide solution that reduces costs and increases efficiency."

CNS is a recognized Community Systems Provider (CSP) that provides messaging services into the UK Import Control System. As part of the United by Design arrangement, Descartes can connect to UK customs authorities using CNS' established electronic UK customs connections.

"Adding a market leader such as CNS to our United by Design partner network underscores our strategy to better serve logistics-intensive businesses through 'pre-integrated' partnerships. Our goal is to provide the broadest ecosystem of solutions and services to improve the productivity and performance of customer operations. CNS customers can now connect to Descartes' Federated Network with over 35,000 trading partners, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, retailers and regulatory agencies," comments Luc Burgelman, Executive Vice President Marketing & Alliances at Descartes.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the premier provider of Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) unites global businesses and trading partners, allowing them to collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize productivity and efficiency. Trading partners that connect to the GLN join Descartes' Federated Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at and .

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About CNS

Formed in 1986, Community Network Services (CNS) provides services to businesses in the air and maritime logistics industries which facilitates trade moving through UK frontiers. As a Community Systems Provider (CSP), CNS connects shipping lines, ports, freight forwarders and hauliers with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the ability to achieve customs clearance. CNS now operates dedicated inventory control systems for both the port and air courier industries, covering Southampton, Tilbury, Port of London, Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Immingham, Belfast and Portsmouth. CNS is a wholly owned subsidiary of DP World Southampton. More information at .

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