ATLANTA, GEORGIA AND AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS, April 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Netherlands-based Eurochoice, a leading distributor of fresh and frozen European fine foods to customers in South East Asia and the Middle East, is using the cloud-based Descartes MacroPoint™ solution for real-time visibility into the status and location of ocean container shipments as they are transported to destination countries.
“As an important consolidation hub in The Netherlands, Eurochoice makes it possible to deliver the products of leading European brands at the frequency required by our diverse customer base in Asia and the Middle East,” said Cees Mostert, Co-Founder and owner at Eurochoice. “Using Descartes MacroPoint, we now have a platform for tracking the movement of our high value ocean shipments. It’s not only boosted the customer experience, but also saves significant time identifying the correct shipment status. This allows us to invoice customers much faster than without shipment visibility, which improves our liquidity.”
The Descartes MacroPoint solution for ocean visibility provides shippers, like Eurochoice, and ocean carriers with real-time status, location and estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA) information on ocean freight. By using a single platform to monitor the movement of their shipments and communicate updates to customers, companies can enhance supply chain performance and exception management. The solution also helps shippers minimize container imbalance, detention and demurrage fees, form more productive relationships with carriers, and automate intermodal tracking as shipments transition from ports of arrival to truck and rail modes of delivery.
“We’re pleased the Descartes solution is helping Eurochoice to ship goods more efficiently and provide customers with greater insight into the status of their shipments,” said Elmer Spruijt, Vice President at Descartes. “As ocean shipping volumes increase and the industry continues to grapple with high rates, container imbalances, capacity constraints and port congestion, Descartes MacroPoint provides much-needed visibility and analytics on shipments to help shippers and ocean carriers improve supply chain management, minimize the impact of disruptions and enhance customer service levels.”
Headquartered in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Eurochoice was established in the late nineties. With 25 years’ experience in the European food sector, Eurochoice has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in delivering fresh and frozen top-quality European fine foods all over the world under the very best service conditions. Our certified logistics processes make it easy for our clients to import a wide range of food products. We know exactly how to package our orders, how to ship them safely and how to guarantee fast delivery times. State-of-the-art equipment at our offices and warehouses, and transparent communication with both clients and suppliers help us ensure that everybody is kept informed. For more information, visit www.eurochoice.nl.
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) 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. 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; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.