Refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with self-contained diesel refrigeration units for transporting perishable goods
Group Inter Five is an SME founded in 2014 specializing in international road haulage and, more specifically, refrigerated transport of fruit and vegetables to the whole of Europe and also England. The company owns over 20 trucks and calls on external carriers to cover additional customer demand. In total, it manages over sixty trucks.
To better meet growing customer demand, Groupe Inter Five has decided to strengthen its road transport fleet by acquiring more modern, high-performance transport equipment.
This project involves the acquisition of three new Thermoking refrigeration units and 3 Krone Cool Liner semi-trailers to replace the old ones, under the Green Value Chain (GVC) financing line, via a leasing contract.
The main energy consumption item identified throughout Group Inter Five’s supply chain is diesel consumption by the transport trucks, part of which is consumed by the refrigeration units to generate cold. The refrigeration units currently installed on the semi-trailers are autonomous (apart from the diesel engine).
This investment reduced diesel consumption by 45% and greenhouse gas emissions by 4.86 t CO2eq per year. The acquisition has also improved the company’s competitiveness, while reducing the downtime required for maintenance.
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.