TIP orders solar-powered reefers


After a successful trial run in 2023, TIP Group has partnered with Sunswap as part of its commitment to helping its customers reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

“Sunswap’s refrigeration system is unique and this partnership allows us to offer our customers another sustainable solution for their refrigerated trailer fleet management needs,” said TIP Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Rogier Laan. “We are excited to be at the forefront of the industry in implementing clean technology to reduce our customer’s carbon footprint.”

The global truck and trailer leasing company has ordered 20 Endurance Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU).

The Endurance TRUs are purpose-built, battery and solar powered. The fully electric system is a zero-emission, viable alternative to diesel power and  by matching the battery size precisely to a delivery cycle, it provides the right amount of power without excess weight or unnecessary cost.

The commitment to incorporating Sunswap’s battery and solar-powered transport fridge demonstrates TIP’s confidence in this technology to fulfil the delivery cycles for TIP’s broad portfolio of customer, Sunswap said in a statment.

“We are delighted TIP has recognised Sunswap’s potential to transform refrigerated transport across Europe, marking a new phase of our expansion,” said Sunswap CEO, Michael Lowe. “It’s not possible to change the world alone, so with visionary companies like TIP, we are accelerating the European cold chain’s shift towards a zero-emission future.”

Four years on from their conception, Sunswap will begin full-scale production in March 2024.

In other news, CEVA Logistics has announced a strategic appointment to support growth in the Latin America region.

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