IMPERIAL Logistics invests in zero emission cooling technology


Johannesburg, 22 November 2009 – Perishable goods distributors, Fast’nFresh, which falls under the umbrella of IMPERIAL Logistics Refrigerated Services has taken delivery of three ecoFridge fitted trailers and a rigid body truck. The new nitrogen powered refrigeration equipment from Serco, a Ukrainian company is completely harmless to the environment and 30% less expensive to operate.

It is anticipated that Fast’nFresh customer, Woolworths will benefit from a net saving of R3.6million per year, based on current volumes, that 596 tons of CO2 will be eliminated per annum and that fuel consumption will decrease up to 9%. Combined, fuel and emission savings will translate into the equivalent of 10 cars less on the road, per truck.

Throughout the IMPERIAL Logistics Group, member companies strive to optimally deploy resources, from vehicles to drivers and continuously base-line reductions when new enabling technologies such as the ecoFridge become available.

Leonard Hyman, IMPERIAL Logistics Refrigerated Services Operations Manager says, “We are continuously looking at ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. EcoFridge offered both a cost savings and environmentally friendly route to further reduce our carbon footprint.”

Imperial Logistics is now a proud member of SAAEA

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