New refrigerated semi-trailers for a Moroccan SME freight transporter

Agadir, Morocco
Refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with diesel refrigeration units
Investment Size
€ 278,509
Financial results
Payback of 2.51 years
Energy savings
3 434 L of diesel/year
CO2 savings
11.1 tons/year
Productivity gains through improved reliability and efficient maintenance / Reducing Refrigerant emissions and leakage

Refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with diesel refrigeration units for the transport of fruits and vegetables.

JANOU TRANSPORT a pioneer in the truckload carriers’ industry, applied for financing and technical assistance from the Green Value Chain (GVC) program for the acquisition of five refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with diesel refrigeration units.

The main goods transported by JANOU TRANSPORT are fruits, vegetables and frozen products. Since its foundation in 2009, the company has continuously developed its fleet and currently has more than 45 road sets (tractors + refrigerated semi-trailers).

The planned new investments, which will be financed by a GVC lease, consist of the acquisition of five highly efficient refrigeration units for refrigeration-cooling and five well insulated semi-trailers for a total amount of 278 509 €.

These investments should enable the company to further improve its productivity through improved reliability and efficient maintenance, and reduce refrigerant emissions and leakage compared to the basic line. The return on investment is estimated to 2 years and 6 months, as a result of the productivity gains, and 51% savings on diesel consumption corresponding to 3,434 L/ year. In addition, the company should be able to reduce its GHG emissions by 11.1 t CO2eq 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.