Malaysian Airlines launches halal air cargo service
Following the granting of halal certification from the Department of Islamic Development, MAB Kargo, the air freight arm of Malaysian Airlines, has launched a halal logistics service.
MAB Kargo said that with the launch of this service, it offers hygienic and secure movement, storage and handling of both food and non-food material.
Sejung Group of Korea, Nippon Express (Malaysia), Labuan Halal Hub and Serunai Commerce were the launch customers for the service.
MAB Kargo’s CEO 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 is projected to reach US $2.6 trillion by 2023.
“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,” he added.