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Manuport Logistics Uses Descartes for SOLAS Compliance

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LIER, Belgium, Aug. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Manuport Logistics in Belgium is using the Descartes Verified Gross Mass(TM) (Descartes VGM(TM)) solution to help its customers comply with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations for container weight requirements.

"The long-standing relationship Manuport has with Descartes played an important role in our selection of the Descartes VGM solution; however, it was the rapid implementation capabilities that really differentiated Descartes," said Luc Geerts, Strategic Accounts Manager at Manuport Logistics. "In addition, Descartes has an impressive track record in networked communication and the Descartes VGM solution uses a similar Descartes standard message format as we do for managing shipments. In the maritime industry where messaging standards are limited, Descartes greatly simplifies the process of communicating with different stakeholders in our supply chain."

The Descartes VGM solution offers VGM compliance with connectivity via the Descartes Global Logistics Network(TM) (Descartes GLN(TM)), and connects to the largest number of ocean carriers available in the industry. In addition, Descartes VGM enables customers to reuse existing connectivity to send bookings and shipping instructions, receive status messages in return and more. A single communications channel helps eliminate the need to access multiple carriers and streamlines communication across systems. Manuport has used the Descartes GLN for many years to manage electronic data exchange for customer orders, ocean carrier bookings, shipping instructions and container status messages.

"We are pleased to be part of Manuport's ongoing commitment to enhancing the value it delivers to its customers," said Eric Geerts, Director of Product Management, EU Customs, Ports & Ocean Shipment Services at Descartes. "As part of our end-to-end connectivity and shipment management solution offerings, we help logistics service providers, like Manuport Logistics, seamlessly connect with carriers and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) to facilitate SOLAS compliance and run efficient operations while effectively keeping pace with changing industry mandates and regulations."  

About Manuport Logistics 
Manuport Logistics offers expertise in logistics services to its customers for a wide variety of cargoes (industrial cargo, consumer goods, breakbulk and project, food and liquids). They combine sea, road, barging, rail, air and offer taylor made concepts with full support in documentation, customs, warehousing and handling. With 250 employees and offices in Belgium, France, Germany, the USA, the UAE, Malta, Singapore and Brazil, Manuport Logistics realised a turnover of 170 million euros in 2016. Please visit our website at http://www.manuport-logistics.comor follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

About Descartes                                                                                    
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) 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. 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; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 
This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada including Descartes' most recently filed management's discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Global Media Contact 
Mavi Silveira
Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416
msilveira@descartes.com

Media contact EMENAR
Renate Kok
Tel: +31 33 4606200 ext. 640073
rkok@descartes.com




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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Descartes Systems Group via Globenewswire

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