Freight Transport Association

Multimodal 2019

Descartes to show TMS at Multimodal 2017

Descartes Systems Group will showcase its suite of transport management solutions at Multimodal 2017, taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 4-6 April 2017.

In an increasingly inter-connected, regulated and yet uncertain world, transport operators and their customers face mounting pressure to ensure efficient fleet management with route optimisation, compliance and just-in-time supply chain operations. Coupled with the omnipresent security threat and increasing congestion, achieving complete visibility and a ‘control tower’ capability to optimise assets in real-time is more important than ever.

Paperless collaboration between carriers, transport operators and customers within their network is critical to achieving such seamless and secure operations. Transport Operators attending stand 8040 of Multimodal 2017 will have the opportunity to view the full range of Descartes transport management solutions for the job, comprising:

  • Dock appointment scheduling – a collaborative, community-based solution that enables shippers, carriers and consignees to schedule dock door appointments. It streamlines the dock appointment process by distributing the responsibility for scheduling warehouse deliveries or pickups to carriers and suppliers. By ensuring all supply chain partners are involved in the process and have visibility into requested, scheduled and rescheduled dock appointments, this solution optimises receiving operations for inbound shipments, helps coordinate outbound pickups and ensures appropriate security measures are accounted for.
  • Electronic document management and customs filing – including air, ocean, ground, customs, and commercial documents such as advance shipping notices, booking requests and confirmations, cargo status updates, tracking requests, freight invoices, bills of lading, originating and derived purchase orders, and invoices.
  • Route planning and optimisation - advanced route optimisation across a wide variety of planning scenarios from territories and master routes through to extremely dynamic routing environments driven by real-time demand.

“Doing more with less is fast becoming a mantra – but given the efficiencies that most organisations have already attained, transport operators are left questioning where the additional performance can be found,” said Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes Systems UK.

"The answer is in embracing a more collaborative approach to decrease costs, improve service, increase productivity, and ensure security and compliance.”

Descartes is the only provider offering a full range of transport management solutions.

To learn more, visit Stand 8040 at Multimodal 2017. 

Separately, has announced that JEM Freight Services, a worldwide cargo handling company for shipments by air and sea, has improved efficiency of its customs declaration processing using the Descartes e-Customs™ solution.

“As a freight forwarder, it’s inevitable that a lot of our customer activity takes place at evenings and weekends,” said Emily Crawford, Operations Director at JEM Freight Services.

“With Descartes’ web-based e-Customs™ system, we can prepare and submit customs declarations remotely, so we are no longer bound by the office if something comes up during unsociable hours. Not only is this more convenient, it’s more efficient too; we can instantly access and resolve any issues facing our customers, while the technical side of things is taken care of by Descartes.”

Descartes’ e-Customs is a secure, web-based solution that helps shippers and logistics service providers submit data to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and other government agencies anytime, anywhere. It has enabled JEM Freight Services to update its customs declaration process without having to replace its existing IT infrastructure. End-to-end, the process is now automated and simplified via the cloud-based deployment’s intuitive interface, while technical maintenance and support expenditures are kept to a minimum.

"We're pleased to help JEM Freight Services streamline its operations and enhance its customer service," said Pól Sweeney, Vice President of UK Sales and Business Management at Descartes.

"Customers, like JEM Freight Services, benefit from the customs expertise of Descartes and its incorporation into each of our flexible and scalable web-based Customs and Regulatory Compliance solutions."

Opening Times

Tues 18th June 2019 10:00 - 17:00

Awards/VIP Dinner 19:00 - 24:00

Wed 19th June 2019 10:00 - 19:00

Multimodal Mixer 17:00 - 19:00
(Late night opening & happy hour)

Thurs 20th June 2019 10:00 - 15:00


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