MASkargo seeks to diversify cargo handling pool

MASkargo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, is calling for a new round of tenders for two different jobs at its Advanced Cargo Centre (ACC) in Sepang between now and the end of this month, after some submissions in the first round were found wanting, said its senior vice-president of cargo operations Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, according to a SunBiz report.


MASkargo seeks to diversify cargo handling pool


MASkargo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, is calling for a new round of tenders for two different jobs at its Advanced Cargo Centre (ACC) in Sepang between now and the end of this month, after some submissions in the first round were found wanting, said its senior vice-president of cargo operations Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, according to a SunBiz report.

The new vendors currently managing operations at the cargo centre – JR Joint Resources Holdings Sdn Bhd and MASkargo Logistics Sdn Bhd – were appointed through a strict procurement and tender process which is in compliance with good corporate governance, said Ibrahim. MASkargo Logistics, a subsidiary of MASkargo, has in turn outsourced the job to Raffles Care (M) Sdn Bhd and Omnivise.

“The (earlier) tender was only partially awarded and not totally scrapped. Two work areas of the tender will be recalled as all submissions received did not fully comply with the requirements and specifications,” Ibrahim said. Previously, MASkargo CEO Mohd Yunus Idris said that about eight companies, or 60 per cent, of 14 companies, responded to its request for tenders for cargo-handling operations at the ACC.

The tender was called in preparation for the end of MASkargo’s two-year contract with then vendor Kumpulan SF Powertech on 31 October 2013.