PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—October 23, 2007—CSCMP Annual Conference—— Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that Kuehne + Nagel has extended its relationship with Descartes to include connectivity to its pick-up and delivery truck carriers in North America.

Kuehne + Nagel has historically used Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) as its global gateway for air messaging. Now, with the extended service, Kuehne + Nagel is also able to automate and further integrate its pick-up and delivery operations to offer more seamless, door-to-door delivery services to its North American customers.

Descartes Messaging Services, which leverage the extensive reach and collaborative capabilities of the GLN, enable freight forwarders like Kuehne + Nagel to connect and share data with motor carriers to schedule pick ups and deliveries, as well as to receive status notifications and invoices. With the power of the Descartes GLN, Kuehne + Nagel can streamline and simplify the management of first- and last-mile pickup and delivery movements for its inbound and outbound air and ocean shipments.

"Descartes Messaging Services enable us to improve the performance and increase the return on investment in our Oracle transportation management system, and at the same time reduce the burden on our internal IT resources when connecting to transportation service providers," said Jack Kime, Vice President – Motor Brokerage Division at Kuehne + Nagel. "With the Descartes GLN, we can connect electronically to our entire network of motor carriers, map and test data in our existing systems, and manage and ensure the integrity of our electronic data pipeline, in real time."

Descartes' GLN is a collaborative logistics messaging utility that can electronically connect electronic trading partners and enable them to share that data across their entire enterprise, regardless of the source of the data. The Descartes GLN connects thousands of shippers with 90+ air, 30+ ocean, and 1,600+ truck carriers, along with regulatory agencies such as the Federal Maritime Commission and U.S., Canadian, Dutch and Indian customs agencies.

"By joining the Descartes GLN, Kuehne + Nagel has access to our network of 1,600+ motor carriers and an activation team that specializes in contacting motor carriers and on-boarding them through our low cost and rapid data validation process," said Eric Bossdorf, Vice President at Descartes. "Freight forwarders have used our Global Logistics Network to improve internal efficiencies and process workflow, accelerate processing times, increase productivity and lower operational costs."

About Kuehne + Nagel

With more than 47,000 employees at 830 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based supply chain management services. Further information can be found on

About Descartes

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 almost 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. For more information, visit

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