The logistics software company Descartes Systems Group said Tuesday it is extending its cloud-based Air Messaging services across all Descartes OneView (formerly IES Enterprise Forwarder Solution) customers.
The move is intended to allow freight forwarders and customs brokers to improve air cargo management by connecting and exchanging shipment data and documents with air carriers. The integrated air messaging services enables the OneView user community to leverage Descartes’ Global Logistics Network (GLN) to exchange air waybills, house bills and status messages electronically with more than 90 global air carriers.
Descartes acquired Integrated Export Systems (IES) and IES Asia Ltd. in June 2012.
"Part of the strategy at John S. James Co. is to leverage industry-leading technology to streamline our operations, enhance our service offering, and support revenue and market share growth as our business evolves," said Len James, chief financial officer at the forwarder and broker John S. James Co. "Descartes' Enterprise Forwarder solution has been pivotal to our success. Working with Descartes has offered us better opportunities to deploy more mission-critical capabilities for connectivity and collaboration with trading partners." - Eric Johnson