A refrigerated semi-trailer equipped with an autonomous diesel refrigeration unit for the transport of perishable goods
Group Inter Five is an SME established in 2014, specializing in international road transportation of goods, specifically in the refrigerated transport of fruits and vegetables to all of Europe, including England. The company owns more than 20 trucks and engages external carriers to meet the additional demand from its clients. In total, it manages over sixty trucks.
To enhance the quality of service provided to its clients, Group Inter Five has decided to replace its old trucks with two new refrigerated truck units. This investment involves acquiring a new refrigeration unit from Thermoking and a semi-trailer from Schmitz Cargobull S.KO COOL, financed through the Green Value Chain (GVC) funding facility, under a leasing contract.
The primary energy consumption identified throughout the company’s chain is the diesel consumption of the transport trucks, with a portion used by the refrigeration units to generate cold. The refrigeration units currently installed on the semi-trailers are autonomous (excluding the diesel engine).
This injection of funds has further strengthened the competitiveness of the company while reducing energy consumption and minimizing the necessary maintenance downtime. These measures have led to an increase in productivity. Additionally, the company has been able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 1.9 tons of CO2eq annually and its diesel consumption by 44%.
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.