MASkargo has received the Malaysian Halal certification issued by the Department of Islamic Development, Prime Minister’s Office, Malaysia (JAKIM).
“The global halal market is right now worth close to US$2 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,” said Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, MASkargo’s chief executive officer.
MASKargo CEO Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, proudly showing the Halal Certificate received from JAKIM, represented by Dato’ Dr. Sirajuddin Suhaimee and Tuan Bukhari Md. Akhir.
“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-recognized and renowned Islamic Affairs Regulator for Halal products”, he continued.
Following the certification, MASkargo then shipped 720 kgs of frozen food to Japan under its Halal Logistics service. Flight MH 088 left Kuala Lumpur at 11:30 pm on June 24 and arrived at Narita International Airport at 7:40 the next morning.
The shipment was booked by Nippon Express (Malaysia). Commenting on the shipment, Roslan Osman, the general manager of Nippon Express Halal Logistic Division 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.”