By: Ayomi Amindoni
Source: The Jakarta Post
State port operator Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo II) signed an agreement with Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung (JIEP) to build a “halal hub” in Jakarta on the sidelines of 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) on Tuesday.
A halal hub is a transit area that ensures incoming and outgoing products from a port are handled in compliance with sharia standards. The hub is an integration of a halal port and halal zone (warehouse and Muslim fashion hub) as well as halal logistics and halal supply chain management.
“This is a breakthrough for Indonesia. We expect products from the Middle East, Malaysia sent to Indonesia to be managed according to sharia standards,” Pelindo II president director Elvyn G. Masasya said.
Previously, the subsidiary of Pelindo II or Indonesia Port Company (IPC), PT Multi Terminal Indonesia (MTI), signed a cooperation with the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in early 2016 to develop a halal port in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. Pulogadung Industrial Estate will serve as the halal zone. (evi)