May 28, 2015

Yusen Logistics Group Certified Halal-compliant in Malaysia

TASCO Berhad, a Yusen Logistics subsidiary in Malaysia, has acquired halal certification, issued on 16th April by the Malaysian government’s certification organization, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM).

The two certifications, “MS2400-1”, required for transportation, and “MS2400-2”, required for warehousing, were acquired simultaneously - a first for a Japanese logistics company. The MS2400-1 halal certification applies to 25 vehicles located at TASCO's main operating facilities, based in Penang, Malacca, Selangor, and Johor. MS2400-2 applies to the Penang Prai Logistics Centre, allowing for halal handling in a space measuring approximately 9,000m2.

In addition to using trucks and warehouses to provide logistics services within Malaysia for halal foods, cosmetics, medicine, and more, TASCO aims to create a one-stop halal logistics service by linking the company’s halal know-how in Malaysia to its global network.

In 2015, the global halal market is expected to be worth 320 trillion Japanese yen, making it a market to watch.

Following the company’s Medium-Term Business Plan, “GO FORWARD”, Yusen Logistics is focusing on food as a growing industry segment and positioning Malaysia as a priority region. With the expectation of continued growth in the halal market, Yusen will concentrate on supporting customer logistics and strengthening sales within the sector.

Penang Prai Logistics Center

Truck for halal products

Bonded area for halal product

Storage area for halal products