Refrigerated semi-trailers with diesel refrigeration units for the transport of fruit and vegetables
Rach Kam is a Moroccan SME specializing in the international and national transport of goods on behalf of its clients, companies exporting agricultural products (fruit and vegetables) or importing agricultural inputs (seeds, pesticides, agricultural supplies, etc.). The company has 25 trucks dedicated to transporting goods on behalf of its clientele.
In order to better meet the demands of its customers, Rach Kam wishes to strengthen its road transport fleet by acquiring modern transport equipment. The project consists of the acquisition of three new carrier brand refrigerated units (vector 1550) and three Sor-Iberica semi-trailers, which will eventually replace the old ones.
For the achievement of this investment, the company is applying for financial support within the framework of the Green Value Chain financing program, by means of a leasing contract.
The three new semi-trailers consist of insulated boxes to store goods for transport while the refrigeration units generating the cold will be attached to the outside of the semi-trailers.
The main energy consumption item identified throughout Rach Kam’s business chain is diesel consumption by the transport trucks, an important part of which is driven by by the refrigeration units to produce cold. The refrigeration units currently installed on the semi-trailers are self-sufficient (apart from the diesel engine).
This investment is expected to further improve the company’s competitiveness by reducing energy consumption and maintenance downtime, which will result in increased productivity.
The return on investment is estimated at 1 year and 4 months, thanks to productivity gains and 46% savings on diesel consumption. In addition, the company should be able to reduce its Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 5 t CO2eq each year.
Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the EBRD to provide funding to local partner financial institutions for on-lending to Moroccan SMEs belonging to agribusiness, processing industries and logistics value chains and ecosystems. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (EBRD SSF), the facility aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs and that of their value chains through highly efficient green investments.