MAB Kargo launches halal logistics service
Sep 23, 2019: Following the receival of halal certification from the Department of Islamic Development, Prime Minister’s Office, Malaysia (JAKIM) in May, the cargo subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines launched halal logistics service.
MAB Kargo said that with the launch of this service, it offers hygenic and secure movement, storage and handling of both food and non-food material.
First customers for the carrier to utilise the services are Sejung Group of Korea, Nippon Express (Malaysia), Labuan Halal Hub and Serunai Commerce.
MAB Kargo is also now listed on Verify Halal app developed by Serunai Commerce. Verify Halal is a mobile application launched to empower consumers and suppliers alike to instantly verify the Halal status of a product or premises certified by JAKIM or by a JAKIM-recognised foreign halal certification body.
The companies signed an agreement with their first customers at the launch of the services held at the Malaysia Airlines Academy (MAB Academy) in Kelana Jaya.
MAB Kargo’s chief executive officer Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh said: “After more than two years working towards acquiring the halal certification, we finally received the MS2400-Certification from JAKIM for halal logistics service under warehousing activities. The MABkargo halal logistics is tailored to the needs of the halal industry for reliable, safe and secure air cargo handling.”
According to a report by the ‘International Market Analysis Research & Consulting Group’, the global halal food market value is projected to reach USD2.6 trillion by 2023. We hope to be able to tap into the market to achieve the national target of RM50 billion halal export by 2020.”
He added: “We are now able to provide the logistics by maintaining the halal integrity of the shipment throughout the supply chain. MAB Kargo also aims at creating a competitive advantage for the country as the main halal corridor that would enhance trade network linking halal business worldwide.”
The launch was attended by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YB Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid bin Yusof.