Geodis Wilson Uses Descartes to Standardize Global Customs Filings

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that Geodis Wilson, one of the worlds largest freight forwarders, is using Descartes to standardize its global customs filing process.

With over 5,500 employees and a global network of customers, Geodis Wilson chose Descartes Customs Filing and Compliance services to help it comply with international customs agencies regulatory requirements and security initiatives. Descartes customs services enable Geodis Wilson to streamline its operations, accelerate filings and ensure compliance. In addition, by addressing its customs compliance needs through a single provider with a multimodal, global network of transportation providers and their customers, Geodis Wilson has improved its customer service and productivity, as well as reduced overall operational costs. Specifically, Geodis Wilson will be using Descartes for its Ocean AMS Ocean ACI, Air AMS and ACI Direct filing requirements.

Geodis Wilson is focused on improving our core processes to enhance the customer experience. Our relationship with Descartes enables us to automate previously manual processes, ultimately reducing costs, said Frank Baranski, Process Director at Geodis Wilson Headquarters.

Descartes provides a range of offerings that facilitate the end-to-end shipment management process across modes of transportation, including customs compliance, for organizations and trading partners around the globe. Its Customs Filings and Compliance services enable organizations like Geodis Wilson to facilitate global shipments while meeting the various requirements for global regulatory and customs compliance agencies.

As organizations face increasing pressure to keep pace with the diverse and growing range of global customs requirements, they must also meet an equally compelling customer demand for efficiency and speed, said Art Mesher, CEO of Descartes. We help our customers address these needs by providing a single source to manage current global customs compliance filings across modes of transportation for organizations and trading partners around the globe.

As a value-added application of the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), these filing and compliance services also leverage Descartes established relationships with global regulatory and government agencies, enabling users to streamline any part or all of  their customs processes, from providing electronic connectivity with border agencies to turnkey data capture and customs filing.


About Geodis Wilson

Geodis Wilson is one of the worlds largest freight management companies.  They serve their customers with integrated supply chain solutions that deliver cargo by sea and air. Their expertise, value-added services and e-services enable their customers to streamline the flow of goods. They also make your supply chain more transparent and easier to manage. They have in-depth knowledge of several markets including high-tech, pharmaceuticals, textiles and automotive products. And also specialize in marine logistics, industrial projects and other niche markets. For more information, please visit

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX), is making the world a better place by enabling global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. Underlying Descartes offerings is the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), one of the worlds most extensive multi-modal business applications network. As a federated software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the Descartes GLN combines with component-based nano sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes.  Descartes solutions and services deliver results by enabling organizations around the world to reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven; improve pick up and delivery reliability; and optimize working capital through fleet visibility.  Descartes hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value.  Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies.  The company has more than 350 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Miami, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Toronto. For more information, visit


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