WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that TSC Container Freight, a business unit of The Scoular Company, is enhancing its service using the new rail visibility option of Descartes' IES Web Tracking solution. In addition, TSC Container Freight has expanded its relationship with Descartes by adopting Descartes' cloud-based Ocean ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) solution.

"Reliable and cost-effective rail transportation is of particular importance in the agricultural sector. The connectivity and new capabilities for reporting on rail shipments provided by Descartes' web tracking tool extend our visibility into shipment status well beyond the port," said Dennis Quimby, Logistics Manager of TSC Container Freight. "Improved visibility into rail shipments is one of the many factors we need to help enhance service and maintain a competitive edge."

Rail Visibility is available as part of Descartes' IES Web Tracking powered by Descartes' Global Logistics Network™ (GLN), the world's largest logistics network enabling leading transportation providers to connect and collaborate with their trading partners. By providing the status of rail shipments at key milestones, the solution helps users improve operational control and customer service. Descartes' Ocean ACE application is part of its Customs & Regulatory Compliance suite. The advanced manifest ruling is a requirement to supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with detailed information on all inbound ocean shipments into the United States prior to boarding a vessel.

"Rail visibility is another dimension of multimodal logistics management that is often missing in the marketplace," explains Ken Wood, Senior Vice President of Product Management. "We are pleased to provide this service to customers such as TSC Container Freight, as well as serve as their conduit for Ocean ACE regulatory compliance. The selection of Descartes' Ocean ACE product builds upon our commitment to customers, like TSC Container Freight, who have already seen success with other Descartes solutions."

About TSC Container Freight

TSC Container Freight is a business of The Scoular Company, an agribusiness that manages supply chain risk for customers in growing segments of food, feed, and renewable fuel markets. A Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Freight Forwarder, TSC handles ocean freight for customers worldwide and coordinates all of the logistics required to move products from your door to destinations around the globe.

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' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce. 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; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal 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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