Kuala Lumpur : MASkargo has received Malaysian Halal certification issued by the Department of Islamic Development, Prime Minister's Office, Malaysia (JAKIM) for taking its halal shipments handling capability to new heights.
Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, Chief Executive Officer, MASkargo said, "The global halal market is right now worth close to USD2 trillion per annum. I am happy to share that MASkargo is now part of the halal logistics chain; ready and capable of tapping the market."
"Jointly with JAKIM, the regulator, all the processes are reviewed and amended in order to meet the strict requirements of maintaining Halal integrity. Additional facilities were also added to cater to the need of maintaining segregation and separation between Halal and non-Halal shipments. We are most probably the first Cargo Terminal Operator in the world to be classified as a Halal cargo handler from a globally recognised and renowned Islamic Affairs Regulator for Halal products."
Following the certification, MASkargo then shipped 720kgs of frozen food to Japan under its Halal Logistics service. The shipment was booked by Nippon Express (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Commenting on the shipment, Roslan Osman, General Manager, Halal Logistic Division, Nippon Express said, "The reality of an integrated halal supply chain is made possible by such collaboration between stakeholders in the halal ecosystem. A halal certification makes exporting products to Muslim markets much easier."