New semi-trailers equipped with refrigeration units for a Moroccan transporter

Transport Mellakh
Acquisition of two refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with refrigeration units
Investment Size
€ 116,363
Financial results
Payback period: 3.63 years
Energy savings
1,753 liters of diesel/year
CO2 savings
5.7 tCO2eq /year
Increased productivity/Saving energy consumption/Competitiveness/Reduced downtime for vehicle maintenance.

Acquisition of two refrigerated semi-trailer equipped with diesel refrigeration units

Transmel is a Moroccan SME specialized in transport and logistics activities. With more than 70 years of experience, the company has 580 trucks of all types, which cover an average of 18,000,000 km per year. Thanks to the diversity of its fleet, the company guarantees its customers several types of transport that require perfect control of truck loading, unloading and securement.

In order to achieve its growth ambitions and remain constantly attentive to the needs of its customers, Transmel requested financing and technical assistance within the framework of the Green Value Chain (GVC) program in order to invest in two Krone brand refrigerated semi-trailers, each equipped with a Thermo King brand refrigeration unit. The two new refrigerated semi-trailers will serve as temporary storage for the products to be transported. The refrigeration units will generate the cold needed to package these products during transport.

Krone semi-trailers are equipped with VIP “Vacuum Insulated Panel” technology, vacuum-based technology, which achieves a high level of insulation performance and they are 100% telematic through the TK BlueBox communication system which offers the possibility of remote temperature control. The new refrigeration units will thus considerably reduce refrigerant leaks and energy consumption.

This investment of €116,363 will save approximately 1,753 liters of diesel, corresponding to a 59% reduction compared to the current consumption of the fleet. The return on investment is estimated at 3 years and 7 months. GHG emissions will thus be reduced by 5.7 teq CO2/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.