Acquisition of two refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with autonomous diesel refrigeration units for the transport of perishable foodstuffs
RC industrie, a company specializing in the national and international transport of edible products with refrigerated semi-trailers, has requested for its new investment financing and technical assistance within the framework of the Green Value Chain program.
In order to better meet the demand of its customers, RC Industrie is planning to strengthen its road transport fleet with the acquisition of new latest generation transport equipment to gradually replace the old fleet. This project consists in acquiring two refrigeration units of carrier brands (vector 1550), and two brand new semi-trailers Sor-iberica. The two semi-trailers to be acquired consist of isolated boxes in which the goods to be transported will be stored. The refrigeration units generating the cold will be fixed on an outer side of the semi-trailers.
This new investment will enable RC Industrie to achieve savings in diesel consumption of 1,024 L/year corresponding to a 46% reduction compared to replace the 10-year-old semi-trailers and refrigeration units equipped with a belt-driven refrigeration unit. The return on investment is estimated at 1 year and 7 months. GHG emissions will thus be reduced by 3.3 teq CO2 each year.
Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(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 and ecosystems through highly efficient green investments.