The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

March 29, 2005 07:00 ET

Hanjin Extends its Contract for Descartes' Ocean Technology




MARCH 29, 2005 - 07:00 ET

Hanjin Extends its Contract for Descartes' Ocean

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2005) -

Leading ocean cargo carrier continues to streamline its business
operations with Descartes' Ocean Contract Management™ suite

The Descartes Systems Group Inc., (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX), a leading
provider of on-demand technology and services that help distribution and
logistics sensitive organizations deliver, today announced that Hanjin
Shipping Co., Ltd., one of the world's leading ocean cargo carriers, has
signed a multi-year contract extension for Descartes' Ocean Contract
Management suite.

Descartes offers a flexible solution with tools that enable global ocean
carriers to better manage their contracts. Descartes' Ocean Contract
Management suite allows companies to access and manage service contract
information and rapidly respond to customer information and service

"We chose to extend our relationship with Descartes because of their
excellent customer service and the value their proven solutions provide
to our business," said a senior executive at Hanjin. "Descartes' Ocean
Contract Management suite enables Hanjin to streamline its ocean
contract management process by providing visibility into both contract
and tariff rates and enabling compliance with United States Federal
Maritime Commission (FMC) regulations. Descartes' technology assists us
to make informed pricing decisions and accurately rate our bills of
lading. These capabilities help Hanjin to provide uncompromising
customer service to our clients while minimizing our cost to serve them."

"Descartes' Ocean Contract Management suite of products have been
delivering sophisticated capabilities to the world's top ocean carriers
for over 15 years," said Edward Ryan, Descartes' General Manager, Global
Logistics Network. "With Descartes' Ocean Contract Management suite,
carriers can create more efficient workflow across their organizations
to improve customer responsiveness. We are excited that Hanjin has
extended their contract as this demonstrates a continued and growing
relationship between our two companies."

About Hanjin

Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd., is a global transportation and logistics
company operating over 140 vessels including modern containerships,
specialized gas tankers, and bulk carriers. Hanjin Shipping operates a
global network, which covers 70 major ports in 35 countries on six
continents, including extensive
inland transport capabilities. The company operates 9 dedicated marine
terminal facilities across its global network. In addition, Hanjin
Shipping is represented in 53 countries by approximately 200 owned
offices and agencies.

About Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is a leading
provider of on-demand technology and services that help distribution and
logistics sensitive organizations deliver. By enabling companies to
efficiently and effectively manage the delivery of goods, Descartes'
products and services help reduce costs, save time and enhance customer
satisfaction. Descartes delivers trading partner connectivity and
document exchange, rate management, route planning, wireless dispatch,
inventory and asset visibility, transportation management and warehouse
optimization solutions for industries such as retail, consumer goods,
manufacturing, transportation, distribution and third-party logistics.
These solutions help customers optimize and gain real-time control of
their inventory, logistics assets and mobile workforce. Descartes'
products and services are used by more than 2,500 customers in over 60
countries. For more information, visit

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