MASkargo starts halal service targeting Shariah-compliant market
MASkargo, the air freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, is now offering halal-certified services to cater for the globally expanding Shariah-compliant market
MASkargo, the air freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, is now offering halal-certified services to cater for the globally expanding Shariah-compliant market.
CEO Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh said that the air cargo carrier has invested MYR500,000 (US$119,672) to modify its warehouse in Sepang, Selangor to meet the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia's (Jakim) requirements, reported the Malaysian Reserve.
'We have also carried out various amendments to our processes including the documentation to get the certificate,' Mr Ibrahim said at the launch of MASkargo's halal service in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 'Now that we are part of the halal supply chain, we want to ensure that the halal integrity continues from farm to fork.'
He said the freight carrier recognises the need of diligent handling of halal products and separation from the non-halal products 'up to the door of the aircraft'.
The airline met Jakim's requirements for the MS2400-Halal certification in May. 'after more than two years working towards acquiring the certifications, we finally received the MS2400 certification from Jakim for halal logistics service under warehousing activities,' said Mr Ibrahim.