Descartes solution designed for compliance with Cargo 2000 business process and automation standards
WATERLOO, Ontario - February 14, 2011 - Descartes Systems Group (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX) announced that Panalpina Group has expanded its relationship with Descartes by selecting Descartes’ Cargo 2000 solution to help it comply with business process and automation standards established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Panalpina Group recently joined the Cargo 2000 initiative as part of its commitment to constant improvement.
Cargo 2000, an industry initiative led by IATA, aims at standardizing processes that improve efficiencies for the worldwide air cargo industry. Descartes has supported IATA's Cargo 2000 initiative since 1998 and provides a highly effective offering that helps users comply with Cargo 2000 certification requirements.
The Panalpina group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is a leading supplier of forwarding and logistics services, specializing in end-to-end supply chain management solutions and intercontinental air freight and ocean freight shipments. Descartes' Cargo 2000 solution provides Panalpina Group with a management tool to comply with Cargo 2000 requirements. Information provided by the system such as quality report compilation, shipment status, exception alerts, route map creation and departure time reporting, allow the monitoring of shipments at master air waybill level from airport to airport.
“Panalpina has always prided itself on using state-of-the-art technology to provide our customers with integrated door-to-door services tailored to their individual needs,” said Rolf Bosselaar, Global Head Standards & Governance Air Freight at Panalpina Group. “Descartes has provided excellent services to us for many years and presented us with an impressive and competitive business case. Descartes’ advanced and integrated Cargo 2000 solution not only ensures complete compliance but also allows us to maximize management and control of Panalpina air shipments.”
“Panalpina Group is a valued Descartes customer, and we are excited about strengthening our long-term relationship,” said Ed Ryan, Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations at Descartes. “Our Cargo 2000 solution enables better decision-making to fulfill Panalpina customer expectations and ensures standardized processes for improved service levels.”
Descartes’ Cargo 2000 solution leverages the power of Descartes’ Global Logistics Network (GLN). The GLN enables organizations to connect to global trading partners and regulatory organizations and reliably exchange information to increase performance and drive high levels of customer satisfaction.
About The Panalpina Group
The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of forwarding and logistics services, specializing in end-to-end supply chain management solutions and intercontinental air freight and ocean freight shipments. Thanks to its in-depth industry know-how and state-of-the-art IT systems, Panalpina provides globally integrated door-to-door forwarding services tailored to its customers' individual needs. The Panalpina Group operates a close-knit network with some 500 branches in over 80 countries. In a further 80 countries, it cooperates closely with partner companies. Panalpina employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide.
Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX) is the premier provider of Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Descartes’ Global Logistics Network (GLN) unites global businesses and trading partners, allowing them to collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize productivity and efficiency. Trading partners that connect to the GLN join Descartes’ Federated Network, the world’s most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http://www.descartes.com and http://blog.descartes.com.