Category: Logistics

Northport Well Positioned to tap Global Halal Market

| 21/10/2009 | Reply
Northport Well Positioned to tap Global Halal Market

NORTHPORT (Malaysia) Bhd, is banking
on its halal tag to help exporters and shipping lines tap into the
US$500 billion (RM1.6 billion) global halal industry market.

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Where’s my iPod Made? SourceMap Has the Answer

| 05/10/2009 | Reply
Where’s my iPod Made? SourceMap Has the Answer

This is an interesting article for anyone who has thought about the integrity and traceability issues in the Halal supply chain, such as the Halal Superhighway project. The technology is already in place for this, and taking the open source route is clearly an interesting way to go. Whether the players in the Halal sector can be as collaborative as the eco-activists remains to be seen. It would be a shame if they cannot…

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MISC Berhad to Upgrade Halal Service to connect to Japan

| 15/09/2009 | Reply
MISC Berhad to Upgrade Halal Service to connect to Japan

MISC Berhad will upgrade its Halal Express Service linking the Far
East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East,
effective later this month. The Malaysia-based carrier will expand the weekly service with a second loop to provide direct connections to and from Japan.

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MISC Expands Halal Express Service With New Loop

| 05/09/2009 | Reply
MISC Expands Halal Express Service With New Loop

Kuala Lumpur: MISC Bhd will soon
launch the Halal Express Service-Loop 2 that directly connects Far East
ports to India and the Middle East region. The service, to commence on Sept 24, 2009 from Japan, would meet
the growing demand for carriage of Halal produce and products, it said
in a statement on Saturday.

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Special report: Halal logistics

| 31/07/2009 | Reply
Special report: Halal logistics

The logistics world is waking up to the enormous potential of the
halal industry. Benefiting from a ready-made global customer group of
nearly two billion Muslims, the international halal food industry was
valued at US$570 billion during 2005. And with the total spend on
logistics operations accounting for around 5-10% of total revenue, its
not surprising that logistics companies all over the world are keen to
grab a piece of this growing market.

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M’sian Firms Urged To Use Netherlands As Gateway To Europe’s Halal Market

| 11/05/2009 | Reply
M’sian Firms Urged To Use Netherlands As Gateway To Europe’s Halal Market

Malaysian firms and
entrepreneurs have been urged to use the services of Netherlands’ Port
Rotterdam which offers some of the best facilities in the world for the
export of halal products into Europe.

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Intel & Tracetracker To Develop Mobile Halal Food Traceability Device

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Intel & Tracetracker To Develop Mobile Halal Food Traceability Device

Intel Technology Sdn
Bhd and TraceTracker Innovation ASA (TraceTracker) through their
Malaysian subsidiary TraceTracker Malaysia Sdn Bhd recently signed a
Teaming Agreement to develop a low cost mobile Halal food traceability
device.

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Malaysia starts ‘double dip’ shipping service for Pakistan

| 22/04/2009 | Reply
Malaysia starts ‘double dip’ shipping service for Pakistan

RECORDER REPORT
KARACHI (April 21 2009):
Malaysia has commenced its upgraded Halal Express Service (HES) for
Pakistan with the maiden call of a large vessel at Pakistan
International Container Terminal (PICT) on Monday. ‘The volume of
bilateral trade between Pakistan and Malaysia was recorded at $1.8
billion during last year,’ Malaysian Deputy High Commission to
Pakistan, Mohammed Khalid Abdul Razak told in a ceremony held at PICT
to mark the commencement of HES.

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Asian RFID Outlook Predicts Opportunity in Halal Sector

| 10/04/2009 | Reply
Asian RFID Outlook Predicts Opportunity in Halal Sector

Consulting firm Frost
& Sullivan has identified many strong RFID opportunities in the
Halal food industry, which requires documentation that foods were
prepared and transported in accordance with Islamic law. Without tight
focus, vendors could miss this and other
specific opportunities throughout the food supply chain.

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Thailand develops logistics in bid to become regional Halal hub

| 26/03/2009 | Reply
Thailand develops logistics in bid to become regional Halal hub

Chulalongkorn
University’s Halal Science Centre has joined regional company Halal
Global Services to develop a Halal Super Highway to promote Halal foods
and products in both domestic and global markets. As a
result, Thailand is expected to become a Halal logistics hub – or
so-called Hogistics Hub – for the Southeast Asia region before the end
of next year. 

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MISC’s halal express service to start April 1

| 20/03/2009 | Reply
MISC’s halal express service to start April 1

MISC Bhd, a Malaysian shipping company, said its new halal express service will
start on April 1 and offer clients more direct calls and cover more
ports. The service will cover the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian
Sub-Continent and Middle East and will be operated by MISC
independently.

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Active participation from China sought for Senai Airport

| 09/03/2009 | Reply
Active participation from China sought for Senai Airport

SENAI
Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd (SATS) is seeking active
participation from China in its quest to transform Senai into a
regional transport hub.

It was reported that MMC International
Holdings Bhd planned to offer 30% equity in SATS to a company from
China to develop the airport into an aviation hub or a duty-free zone.

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Penang to Develop Halal Hub

| 20/12/2008 | Reply
Penang to Develop Halal Hub

Dr. Mohamed Amin Kassim, deputy director of Urusan Century Logistics
Holdings, will chair the committee with members representing 17
companies and organizations.

“The companies involved will be clustered according to their needs
and sector,” said Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, chairman of the state
committee for domestic trade and consumer affairs.

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HDC Awaits Tamadam Proposal on Halal Park Logistics

| 27/06/2008 | Reply
HDC Awaits Tamadam Proposal on Halal Park Logistics

HALAL Industry Development Corp Sdn Bhd (HDC) is waiting for Tamadam
Bonded Warehouse Bhd’s proposal on logistics infrastructure framework
for halal parks in the country. Also in the article is the number of Halal certifications that HDC has approved so far out of the 380 Halal certification applications that have come in so far.

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Brunei Agriculture Dept Signs Pact With UK Firm On Agro Park

| 11/03/2008 | Reply
Brunei Agriculture Dept Signs Pact With UK Firm On Agro Park

Bandar Seri
Begawan –
The Department of Agriculture, under the Ministry
of Industry and Primary Resources, yesterday signed an agreement on
the Agro Technology Park with SQW Consulting of the United Kingdom
at the Agriculture Department headquarters. SQW
Consulting will assist the Ministry of Industry and Primary
Resources in carrying out studies and providing recommendations on
the operational aspect of the new 263-acre Agro Technology park in Tungku.

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Malaysia Needs To Rebrand Halal Concept Before Penetrating Europe

| 16/02/2008 | Reply
Malaysia Needs To Rebrand Halal Concept Before Penetrating Europe

About 130 participants consisting industry players, government
agencies as well academicians attended the World Halal Forum Halal Industry dialogue in The Hague where they got an
insight into the prospects of developing the halal industry in the
Netherlands and using it as a springboard to the European countries.



Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC)’s chief
executive officer Datuk Jamil Bidin said, Malaysia needs to rebrand its halal concept first before tapping the lucrative European market.
Surprisingly, he noted that most participants were non-Muslims, a
clear indication halal products have certainly garnered attention in
the Dutch market.

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Netherlands can be Gateway for Halal Products into Europe

| 16/02/2008 | Reply
Netherlands can be Gateway for Halal Products into Europe

Changing the mindset of the Dutch
about the virtues of halal food, though tough, is still a worthwhile
pursuit as the Netherlands is not only a lucrative market, but a
potential gateway for such products from Malaysia to Europe.

The Hague city Vice Mayor, Henk Kool, said it was possible to
change the perception of the Dutch as “they are open-minded and can be
very enthusiastic about the goodness of halal foods.” Currently, there is a perception among the Dutch that halal food
is only for Muslims. “You have to change that perception,” he said.

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Malaysian Halal Exporters Urged To Meet Europe’s Stringent Halal Standards

| 30/01/2008 | Reply
Malaysian Halal Exporters Urged To Meet Europe’s Stringent Halal Standards

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian halal manufacturers have
been urged to meet the stringent standards set by Europe in order to
penetrate the growing halal market in Europe.




It is important for the exporters to have the right certification,
transport documentation in order to meet the demands of the European
Muslim consumers for “safe, healthy food,” said the managing director
of Eurofrigo B.V, Derk van Mackelenbergh at a seminar jointly organised
by the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands Embassy and the Netherlands
Foreign Investment Agency here Tuesday.

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