WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced it has worked as a strategic partner with IATA, an international trade body that represents, serves and leads the air industry, to develop an innovative technology bridge that helps air cargo messaging participants easily transition from legacy messaging procedures to the new Cargo-XML standards. The solution provides bidirectional translation and message version control between legacy Cargo Interchange Message Procedures (Cargo IMP) and the new Cargo-XML schema. Since 2009, the IATA Cargo-XML Task Force, on which Descartes is a participant, has been developing new XML standards designed to innovate how the air cargo industry communicates and offer industry stakeholders an alternative to Cargo-IMP messages. The new Cargo-XML standards provide airlines, freight forwarders and their trading partners with:
- More robust capabilities for data capture;
- Enhanced data exchange and accuracy in support of the e-Freight initiative;
- Ability to keep pace with rapidly evolving customs and security requirements; and
- Reduced cost of infrastructure and communication.