MASkargo has received the halal certification from the Malaysian Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM) paving the way for growth in the market.
After the carrier was awarded the certification, it transported 720 kilogrammes of frozen food to Japan under its Halal Logistics service.
Flight MH 088 left Kuala Lumpur at 23:30h on 24 June and arrived at Tokyo Narita International Airport at 07:40h the next morning (25 June). The shipment was booked by the freight forwarder Nippon Express.
MASkargo’s chief executive, Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh said: “The global halal market is right now worth close to $2trn 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.”
Nippon Express Halal Logistics Division general manager, Roslan Osman said an integrated halal supply chain is made possible by collaboration between stakeholders in the halal ecosystem and added a halal certification makes exporting products to Muslim markets much easier.