Buquebus Francisco Wins World LNG Fuels’ Black Diamond Award

The new LNG-powered Buquebus Francisco, has only been in service for a few months, but it already has a trophy to display in its massive Duty Free Shop alongside the Tannat and Toblerones. The new US$150 million Catamaran just received the Black Diamond Award at the 2014 World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, the industry’s premier event promoting natural gas …

New Buquebus Does Buenos Aires To Montevideo In 2 Hours

Buquebus will christen the newest addition to its fleet tonight at 20:00 in Puerto Madero and, in the process, the Southern Cone finally gets its own Popemobile. Austarlian wave piercing ferry builder Incat Tasmania built the new LNG-powered vessel over the past three years. It is the world’s first high-speed dual fuel vehicle and passenger ferry capable of traveling at 58.1 …

Buquebus Awaiting Approval For New Montevideo Megaport

An ambitious new megaport project in Montevideo which received municipal approval three years ago is still awaiting approval from the National Port Authority (ANP). According to El Pais, the phenomenal growth in the number of ships arriving in the Port of Montevideo in recent years prompted Buquebus to search for undeveloped parcels where the ferry operator could build a new …

As Blue Rate Touches 10, The Messi Dollar Takes The Field

The blue dollar, the celeste (light blue) dollar, the Casino dollar, the Miami dollar, the Colonia dollar…there is no shortage of names for the unofficial rates at which Argentines and foreign visitors are exchanging greenbacks for pesos. Now that the blue rate is approaching “10,“ it was only a matter of time before it garnered a new nickname in reference …

Buquevoos: Airline Restoring Critical Uruguay:Brazil Routes

BQB Airlines, the winged version of the popular ferry link between Argentina and Uruguay, is gradually restoring air service between Montevideo and major cities in Brazil, critical routes that disappeared last year with the dissolution of Pluna last July. Earlier this month, BQB initiated daily ATR 72/500 service between Montevideo’s Carrasco International and Porto Alegre. Flights depart Montevideo at 07:00 …