Cool Logistics 09 – Hamburg, Germany

Germany: Cool Logistics conference to discuss fast-emerging opportunities in global halal logistics Cool Logistics 09

The halal market is fast emerging as one of the most lucrative and influential
arenas in the world today. Covering a wide array of food and non-food
products, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, healthcare, toiletries
and other non-consumables, the global halal products market is today
valued at USD2.77 trillion. As one of the latest trends in extending
halal upstream and downstream the value chain, halal logistics offers
enormous opportunities both for producers and for the transport,
storage and distribution industries, says Marco Tieman, Managing
of LBB International and Chair of the International Halal Integrity
(IHI) Alliance Technical Committee on Halal Logistics.

at the upcoming Cool Logistics 09 conference in Hamburg, 28-30
September, Tieman will explore the growth of the world halal market,
the challenges of building halal integrity along international supply
chains, and emerging best practice in halal-compliant operations in
storage, transportation, ports and terminals. “The role of halal
logistics is to ensure the integrity of the halal
product from farm
to fork,” explains Tieman. “Halal certified logistics chains support
the opening up of export markets for producers of all types of
foodstuffs to Muslim communities in Asia, the Middle East and

Among other issues, Tieman will discuss the impact
of the new International Halal Logistics Standard, introduced just this
May by the IHI Alliance, an entity under the Organisation of the
Islamic Conference. Some aspects of logistics, such as storage and
materials handling, are already covered under the certification of
halal slaughter houses and manufacturing plants, explains Tieman. But
logistics has not traditionally been part of a halal authority’s
standard. The new IHI AS 01 standard will change all this, providing
new chances for companies to gain business in halal-compliant
logistics chains both nationally and worldwide.

private sector was the first to offer halal logistics services, even
before there was a standard, adds Tieman. “In Europe, this was
championed by the Netherlands back in 2005 through a consortium with
the Port of Rotterdam, Eurofrigo and VAT Logistics. In Asia, Malaysia
has been particularly active and was the first country to introduce a
halal logistics standard, now recognised globally as a benchmark.” With
the new standard, says Tieman, “there is a compelling rationale for
cool logistics industry to move ahead in ensuring the integrity of the
halal product for a consumer base that is willing to a pay a premium
for this.”

Tieman joins other senior speakers from perishables
retail, production and export, along with representatives from
logistics, ocean and air freight, land transport, ports and storage at
Cool Logistics 09 to discuss the future of the global perishables trade
and evolution of temperature controlled logistics and transport chains.
The main 2-day conference takes place on 29-30
September, with an
optional pre-conference technical workshop on 28 September exploring
developments in refrigerated transport, storage and track and trace

For full details of the Cool Logistics conference and online registration visit
Helen Coffey at Tel +44 20 8977 0530

Marco Tieman, Managing
Director LBB International and Technical
Committee Chair on Halal Logistics,
International Halal Integrity (IHI) Alliance