The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

July 18, 2007 05:00 ET

British Airways World Cargo Renews Contract with Descartes

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Descartes Systems Group, (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX) a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that British Airways World Cargo (BAWC), one of the world's largest air cargo carriers, has renewed its global electronic messaging contract with Descartes.

"We are extremely pleased to have renewed our contract with Descartes," said Phil Jones, BAWC Information Systems Manager. "We have used the services of the Descartes Global Logistics Network for more that 13 years and look forward to building upon our relationship as we face new challenges in the air freight industry."

"Our Global Logistics Network messaging services help air cargo carriers, like British Airways World Cargo, exchange and use shipment information to move air cargo more efficiently and effectively," said Allan Harsbo, Senior Vice President, EMEA at Descartes. "We are excited that BAWC has extended our relationship as this represents our mutual commitment to continued automation of air cargo shipments."

Descartes' air cargo services allow the air cargo industry to electronically manage the air shipment cycle, including transmission of critical documents (such as air waybills and shipment status messages) within the quality management structures of Cargo 2000; customs filings; and shipment rate management. Descartes' air cargo solutions are used by more than 100 major airlines and in excess of 5,000 freight forwarders' offices throughout the world.

About British Airways World Cargo

British Airways World Cargo is one of the leading cargo airlines in the world, carrying freight, mail and courier traffic to 200 destinations in more than 80 countries.

Its network and freighter programme make it one of the largest single carrier networks, with a reliable schedule, same day connections between most continents and destinations, and extensive road connections.

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, "book-to-bill" services for contract 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 over 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. For more information, visit

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; Descartes' continued commitment to automation of air cargo shipments; 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. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. 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.

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