MASkargo has upped its game for halal shipments handling capability having recently received the Malaysian Halal certification issued by the Malaysian government. The certification is issued by the Department of Islamic Development, Prime Minister’s Office, Malaysia (JAKIM).
Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, MASkargo’s chief executive officer says: “The global halal market is right now worth close to USD 2.0 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.”
The certification was achieved through cooperation with JAKIM, the regulator, which reviewed all the processes with MASkargo amending as necessary in order to meet the strict requirements of maintaining Halal integrity.
The carrier says 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”, Ibrahim adds.
Following the certification, MASkargo then shipped 720kgs of frozen food to Japan under its Halal Logistics service, booked by Nippon Express (Malaysia). Flight MH 088 left Kuala Lumpur at 2330hrs LT on 24 June and arrived in the Narita International Airport at 0740hrs LT the next morning.
Commenting on the shipment, Roslan Osman, the general manager of Nippon Express Halal Logistic Division adds: “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”.