Series 4000 engines help the Gladys B move things along at the world’s busiest port system
Posted on August 22, 2017
New Orleans’ nickname “The Big Easy” refers to the easy-going, laid back attitude of the city’s residents. However, at the Port of New Orleans, the moniker does not apply. The port is located at the center of the world’s busiest port system—Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi River. More than 33 million short tons of cargo, 50,000 barges and one million cruise passengers move through New Orleans every year. Handling the heavy traffic of vessels is a big job and certainly not easy. It’s up to New Orleans’ mighty tugboats to make it all possible—including the Gladys B.
The immediate torque and the power provided by the sequential turbocharging system of the mtu 16V 4000 M64 engines will provide abilities to the tug captain that he has not seen before.