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Laborde Repowers Ro Ro Cargo Carriers in Bahamas - 2/22/2013 -


The on-time delivery of freight is something businesses depend on to be successful.  That's why Laborde Products  recently put a second pair of Mitsubishi engines in service in Nassau, Bahamas for the Ro Ro Co., which carries cargo throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean.

The first boat repowered was the 165-foot KCT, which has a pair of Mitsubishi S6R-Y2MPTK engines rated 630 hp at 1,600 rpm installed. The second vessel, the 190-foot Vi-Nais, has a pair of S6R2-MPTK2 engines rated 927 hp at 1,400 rpm installed.

Ro Ro Co. owner Tom Hanna chose these engines to repower his cargo carriers because Mitsubishi engines are simple, reliable and mechanical, Laborde says. The Mitsubishis also provide him with much better fuel consumption than the older engines that he had been operating, the North American Mitsubishi distributor says, and Mitsubishi offers an assortment of horsepower ranges in a 6-cylinder engine.

Mitsubishi's heavy-duty marine propulsion engines are fully mechanical and EPA Tier 3 compliant without the use of complex electronics or any after-treatment, and typically offer larger displacement and more mass than other engines, says Covington, La.-based Laborde, which services a far-reaching territory from Texas to Florida and New Orleans to Minneapolis.


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