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Category: Logistics

Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

| 31/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

The logistics of the Halal industry show a dynamic market in the Muslim world. Halal products’ rate of growth, undoubtedly, indicates areas creating opportunities for investment and food national security. Halal food products and their supporting service providers will have to work harder to ensure participants meet Halal requirements.

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Australia: Cattle boss: ‘We’ve simply got to fix it.’

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Cattle boss: ‘We’ve simply got to fix it.’

THE departing head of Meat and Livestock Australia has said he will co-operate with the Senate inquiry into the controversial live animal export trade and face questions about his company’s attempts to improve animal welfare conditions in Indonesia and other markets.

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Australia: Carbon tax ‘threatens meat jobs’

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Carbon tax ‘threatens meat jobs’

A WODONGA export abattoir says the Gillard government’s carbon tax could cost it up to $2 million a year, threatening jobs and its international competitiveness. As many as 30 frozen containers of Halal approved meat leave the abattoirs for the rest of the world each week.

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Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) will take over next month the monitoring of imported foodstuffs from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mohamad bin Ahmed Alkanhal, executive president of the authority, announced yesterday.

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UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

In reply to a question about halal food in the UAE, Sharif said the country’s strategy since 1986 is based on three main points to verify whether imported food is halal, which include the commitment of the source country, the food export documents and field inspection visits to food plants in other countries.

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5 Reasons why the Malaysian Highways are the most Halal Friendly in the world!

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
5 Reasons why the Malaysian Highways are the most Halal Friendly in the world!

The most enjoyable part of driving along the highways of Malaysia for a Muslim traveller, are the Halal friendly facilities and services along the Highway. Here are five good reasons why they are probably the most Halal friendly highways in the world today.

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MISC Berhad, 3rd Largest Shipping Company in the World to expand its’ presence in the Middle East

| 12/02/2010 | Reply
MISC Berhad, 3rd Largest Shipping Company in the World to expand its’ presence in the Middle East

MISC Berhad, the 3rd largest shipping company in the world, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its presence in the Middle East and has opened a new Regional Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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PKFZ, Marseille-FOS Port Sign Strategic Alliance Pact

| 28/10/2009 | Reply
PKFZ, Marseille-FOS Port Sign Strategic Alliance Pact

Port Klang Free Trade
Zone (PKFZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with
Marseille-Fos Port (MFPA) to boost the strategic alliance between them.Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said the MOU was aimed
at establishing a framework for the cooperation between PKFZ and MFPA,
one of the largest ports in Europe, to promote the halal industry in
Malaysia and France.

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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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