The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

December 07, 2006 07:00 ET

TNT Freight Management Chooses Descartes for Cargo 2000 Compliance

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - TNT Freight Management has selected on-demand logistics software and services specialist The Descartes Systems Group Inc.'s (NASDAQ:DSGX)(TSX: DSG) Global Logistics Network to help them comply with the Cargo 2000 air cargo quality management industry standard.

Cargo 2000 is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) interest group comprised of many of the world's major airlines, freight forwarders and general handling agents. Cargo 2000's goal is to implement quality management standards and systems for the worldwide air cargo industry and drive increased efficiencies in air cargo delivery.

TNT Freight Management selected Descartes' Cargo 2000 Forwarder platform available on the Global Logistics Network. Designed with input from leading logistics service providers like TNT Freight Management, Descartes' Cargo 2000 Forwarder platform helps freight forwarders track customer shipments and measure the delivery performance of air carriers. TNT Freight Management has been a member of the Global Logistics Network for several years, using Descartes' logistics communication and visibility solutions.

"It is a pleasure for us to extend our many years of close relationship with Descartes' Global Logistics Network to become a Cargo 2000 Forwarder platform customer," said Hakan Nilsson, CIO of TNT Freight Management. "We're expecting Descartes' Cargo 2000 Forwarder platform to provide us with a framework for our operational and quality processes, and to play an important part in our efforts to meet customer demands and expectations."

"We are extremely pleased to include TNT Freight Management among our many Cargo 2000 customers," said Allan Harsbo, senior vice president of Descartes' GLN in Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Like us, TNT Freight Management is committed to quality service and its support of the Cargo 2000 initiative demonstrates its desire to comply with the air cargo industry's highest quality management standards."

TNT Freight Management provides air freight, sea freight and logistics services within an international network and employs approximately 2,300 people in 28 countries. TNT Freight Management supplies and combines freight services, information management and added value into integrated solutions. More information on TNT Freight Management can be found on TNT Freight Management is part of the TNT group. TNT N.V. provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs over 128,000 people. TNT N.V. is publicly listed on the stock exchanges of Amsterdam and New York.

Descartes (NASDAQ:DSGX)(TSX:DSG) is a software-as-a-service company that has been dedicated since its founding in 1981 to developing the world's largest multimodal electronic logistics messaging network, called the Global Logistics Network or GLN. Descartes' on-demand GLN processes more than a million messages every day for companies with transport operations. Descartes also offers software layered on top of the GLN for areas including truck scheduling and route optimization that allows carriers, shippers and intermediaries to translate these messages into actionable information. This information is shared by more than 3,000 Descartes customers, and their customers, in 60 countries. Descartes' customers include about 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 about 295 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Ottawa, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. and Stockholm. On the Net:

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