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      02-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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En Route to the U.S.??

Just an interesting data point while waiting for the car. Based on previous conversations with my SA the car has been sitting at Bremerhaven for about a week and a half with an OC status of Production Ends. Today the OC the status changed to En Route to the U.S. Which is all very interesting because the next NYK Line ship on their Round the World route is the Jinsei Maru which isn't scheduled to dock in Bremerhaven for two more days. Marinetraffic.com shows the ship traveling East through the English Channel at 16 knots about 400 nm from Bremerhaven. I called my SA and he confirmed that the car is on the Jinsei Maru.
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      02-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Million bucks says I'm on the same boat.

Hahaha... Who do i make the check out to? My car is on the Fedora! Are you sure yours is on Jinsei Maru? It's strange that your status is in route when the boat hasn't even gotten to Bremerhaven...

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      02-16-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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I think NYK Line is only for cars going to the west coast, not the east coast.

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      02-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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MPowerF1,
Interesting the Fedora is a Wallenisus Line Ship is headed for Port Hueneme:

Fedora Schedule (Port, arrival, departure)
  • BREMERHAVEN GERMANY...09/02/2012....11/02/2012
  • ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM........12/02/2012....13/02/2012
  • SOUTHAMPTON UK...........14/02/2012....14/02/2012
  • MANZANILLO PANAMA.......27/02/2012....27/02/2012
  • PORT HUENEME, CA..........07/03/2012....07/03/2012
  • TACOMA, WA..................11/03/2012....11/03/2012

Did you try to enter your VIN at this Wallenisus Tracking Page? Enter your VIN in the "Cargo ID"

I plugged my VIN in and nothing came up.
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      02-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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I'll have to track the VIN number down from my CA but he informed me last night that the car was on the Fedora and due into SoCal on March 7th. But that's all I know... I really hope it's on the Fedora since I'm for any option which gets the car to me sooner.
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      02-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #6
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MPowerF1,
I guess I owe you the million bucks! I just got off the phone with my SA and he confirmed that we're both on the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Fedora. He gave me the Bill of Landing and Xref number and it shows up on the "passenger list".

So, there you have it folks. BMW is also using Wallenius Wihelmsen for West Coast Deliveries.
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      02-17-2012, 12:43 AM   #7
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Haha... Awesome! I can't wait till that boat gets into Socal. They'll be at least 2 new 1ers driving around Socal around that time.
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      02-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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Mine got loaded on Wed. on the TURANDOT and should be in NYC 2/29!
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      02-17-2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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Mine is on the TURANDOT too! Should have it first week of March. Can't wait.
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      02-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #10
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Mine is on the TURANDOT too! Should have it first week of March. Can't wait.
Tell me about it! Though if I get my car first week of March that would be a total of about 6 weeks from order which isn't too bad really.

You can track the ship here:
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shi...html?call=SGBA
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      02-17-2012, 04:51 PM   #11
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Thanks for the tracking info. 6 weeks ain't bad either. I was told by my dealer that it would be ready by the 1st week of March if there are no delays... so far he's been dead on. That will make it 10 weeks for me.
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Thanks for the tracking info. 6 weeks ain't bad either. I was told by my dealer that it would be ready by the 1st week of March if there are no delays... so far he's been dead on. That will make it 10 weeks for me.
Wow 10 weeks! Did you get caught up in the 4 week holiday plant shutdown?
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      02-17-2012, 07:49 PM   #13
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Congrats guys. I just found out today that my car is still in transit to the port, so it won't make loading with this week's ship. Looking at the schedule, the next ship is gonna be a while too. They have time though since I'm not scheduled for PCD til April 13.
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      02-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #14
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Wow 10 weeks! Did you get caught up in the 4 week holiday plant shutdown?
Must of since I put my deposit down on Dec 14th.... I think that's over 10 weeks, more like 12 by the time I get it.
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      02-18-2012, 08:13 AM   #15
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Must of since I put my deposit down on Dec 14th.... I think that's over 10 weeks, more like 12 by the time I get it.
It's also possible they didn't put the order in straight away.
I ordered mine on a Wed. night last week of Jan and they put the order in on the spot, which was good.
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      02-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #16
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Just for the record...

I found the tracking sites to be only marginally accurate when tracking my 1'er. Mine actually showed a status (including on the phone) of waiting at port until the ship it was actually loaded on was almost in port. Then my car went to "en route" for 1 day and then basically went VPC the next day.

Still, it's fun to watch and hope as you keep a track of your car making its way slowly across the pond. Just don't take any of the information as gospel until the car actually hits Stateside in my opinion
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      02-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #17
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Just for the record...

I found the tracking sites to be only marginally accurate when tracking my 1'er. Mine actually showed a status (including on the phone) of waiting at port until the ship it was actually loaded on was almost in port. Then my car went to "en route" for 1 day and then basically went VPC the next day.

Still, it's fun to watch and hope as you keep a track of your car making its way slowly across the pond. Just don't take any of the information as gospel until the car actually hits Stateside in my opinion
I think you're definitely right. At the end of the day what matters is the car will be in NY on 2/29. Knowing the ship is somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic doesn't really do anyone any good. But we're all REALLY impatient
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      02-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #18
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I think you're definitely right. At the end of the day what matters is the car will be in NY on 2/29. Knowing the ship is somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic doesn't really do anyone any good. But we're all REALLY impatient
Lol. I'm so wanting to move to NYC purely so that I don't have to wait an extra two weeks when I order my cars!
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Lol. I'm so wanting to move to NYC purely so that I don't have to wait an extra two weeks when I order my cars!
I'd wait two extra weeks if I could drive on roads that don't destroy my car. Don't know how the roads are by you, but they have to be better then NYC.

They should just do their testing in the NY tri-state area instead of some fancy wear and tear course, or whatever they call it.

Never had a BMW before, but I'm sure it will be rattling soon after I get it like every other car I ever had.
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      02-19-2012, 03:04 AM   #20
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I saw a post on this thread about tracking ships and I thought my boat was on the Toronto ship which should have docked in Jersey this past Thursday and it did! I spoke with my dealer today and they told me its currently in Jersey and about to head out to SC and it should be at my dealer in 7-10 days!! Not too bad of a wait since I ordered a few days before Christmas.
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      02-19-2012, 11:33 AM   #21
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I'd wait two extra weeks if I could drive on roads that don't destroy my car. Don't know how the roads are by you, but they have to be better then NYC.

They should just do their testing in the NY tri-state area instead of some fancy wear and tear course, or whatever they call it.

Never had a BMW before, but I'm sure it will be rattling soon after I get it like every other car I ever had.
Ehhh... they're pretty terrible. So Cal isn't bad outside of LA but up here in SF, I've come across some pretty terrible roads on regular basis. Still probably not as bad as NYC but I'm not celebrating either. Now, when I lived in AZ... those roads are as smooth as glass in comparison. I never realize just how bad the roads are until I go back there and remind myself how easy driving can be. lol
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      02-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #22
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Luckily this winter has been much milder than normal and with hardly any snow so the roads aren't too bad. Not even much sand and salt on the roads.
Now if only I had my car!!!
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