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Mazda Motor Logistics Europe Automates Customs Declaration Process With Descartes' Cloud-Based Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Mazda Motor Logistics Europe N.V., the Belgian-based operation of leading automotive manufacturer Mazda Motors, is using Descartes' cloud-based customs solution to automate declaration filings in Belgium.

"Customs regulatory changes, such as the introduction of Paperless Douane en Accijnzen (PLDA), are making the declaration filing process more complex," said Nico Lejon, Manager of European Financial Services at Mazda. "Descartes' cloud-based solution is critical to our business performance as we operate with tight plans and very strict timelines. With Descartes, we were able to improve operations by eliminating manual processes and increasing the accuracy of declarations, as such reflecting the quality aspect of our Mazda products in our processes while keeping our supply chain moving."

Descartes' cloud-based customs solution for the EU provides efficient and accurate customs declarations filing and clearance in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The solution provides modular capabilities including import, export and transit management; excise management; combined declarations; emergency procedures; customs warehouse management; and more. Customers also benefit from its user-friendly design and rapid implementation.

"Businesses with high volume cross border operations, like Mazda, benefit from a single, integrated solution that simplifies the complexities of customs clearance in the European market," said Fred van der Heide, VP Product Strategy at Descartes. "Legislation across member states is constantly changing, but we leverage our cloud-based platform and relationships with EU customs authorities to help keep our customers up-to-date with the latest regulatory requirements."  

About Mazda Motor Logistics Europe N.V.

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe, situated in Willebroek, Belgium, is the European headquarter for Logistics & Back Office services including IT & Financial services. Mazda ensures daily delivery of vehicle and parts to dealers across all Europe. Mazda Motor Logistics Europe is part of the Mazda Motor Corporation, founded in 1920. For more information on Mazda Corporation, please visit the website:

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce. 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; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at .

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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. 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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