Descartes' Customs Solution Supports Business Transformation at Botlek Tank Terminal

Jan 28, 2014

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes
Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting
logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Botlek Tank
Terminal (BTT), a leading tank terminal storage company, transformed
its core business from the storage of grains to the storage of oils
with the help of Descartes' advanced European customs connectivity and
compliance capabilities.

"In the European oil storage business, the communication and exchange
of documents with customs authorities is mission critical, much more so
than with grain storage. With excise amounts in the millions of euros
and operating permits at stake, the clearance and duty declaration
process needs to be completely accurate," said Charles Smissaert,
Managing Director at Botlek Tank Terminal. "Descartes' solutions and
expertise were important elements in finalizing the re-engineering of
our processes and integrating our systems to support the new
requirements of our business and our strategic growth plan."

Descartes' Customs Compliance solution provides BTT with seamless
connectivity to European customs authorities and is integrated with
BTT's warehouse management system (WMS). Descartes` solution retrieves
data from the WMS and aggregates customs duty values and other data.
Customs clearance and duty declarations are then processed
electronically and automatically. Descartes' solution also keeps track
of stock and transactions related to both bonded and non-bonded goods
and provides detailed monthly transactional reports to customs

"Working with BTT during the transition of its core business posed
unique and exciting challenges. Our efforts in developing optimized
workflow and compliance capabilities for the tank terminal industry
have resulted in a strong solution portfolio that helps organizations,
like BTT, ensure compliance, maintain control, improve efficiency and
enhance profitability," said Fred van der Heide, Vice President of
Product Strategy at Descartes. "We are proud to have contributed to
BTT's success and that our joint work helps set a new standard for the
tank terminal industry."

About Botlek Tank Terminal

Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) stores and handles a wide range of fluids in
the Botlek area of Rotterdam. The new and modern tank terminal is
easily accessible by sea, river, road and rail. BTT offers a 420-meter
platform and has its own train loading and unloading dock. BTT will
expand from the current 34 tanks with a storage capacity of 200.000m3,
to a storage capacity of 750.000m3.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing
on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the
productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive
businesses. Descartes has over 172,000 parties using its cloud-based
services. 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