The ship is scheduled to make two daily journeys between Montevideo and Buenos Aires, of two hours fifteen minutes each stretch, at a speed of 58 knots, about 90 kilometers per hour. In addition, the company will have its own LNG plant in the city of Buenos Aires, to refuel the vessel.
It is worth mentioning that days ago Uruguayan President José Mujica visited “Francisco”. The ship’s christening will take place on September 30 at the port of Buenos Aires and will be attended by the Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez. Operations are expected to begin on October 2 or 3.