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      09-26-2011, 12:50 PM   #23
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Hey PKL - U may have seen this but just in case you haven't, it really gives you an idea of the day by day positions of the ships coming to Port H.

http://www.my330i.com/tracking.php
25 days from Bremerhaven to a dealer in AZ. That's quick. That makes me happy.

8 days from Panama to Port Hueneme, that means their schedule with arrival on 10/4 would be accurate.

I was hoping there was a chance it would arrive on 10/3 so I could get it from the dealer on 10/5.

Probably looking at 10/6 or 10/7 delivery.
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Port Hueneme finally updated their schedule - While there is a tropical storm in the area, east of the Panama Canal, the arrival date still shows 10-11. PKL - It looks like you moved through the canal just in time.

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Port Hueneme finally updated their schedule - While there is a tropical storm in the area, east of the Panama Canal, the arrival date still shows 10-11. PKL - It looks like you moved through the canal just in time.

http://www.portofhueneme.org/documen...l_schedule.pdf
They have it on the 5th though! Grrrr. I was hoping/expecting it to be at the Port on the 4th and my car getting inspected at VPC on the 5th! Oh well
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They have it on the 5th though! Grrrr. I was hoping/expecting it to be at the Port on the 4th and my car getting inspected at VPC on the 5th! Oh well
Maybe the Platinum Ray will speed up like the Grand Venus & you'll get your car early. GV isn't supposed to be at Panama until Friday but it looks like they are putting the pedal to the metal.
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What about the california highway? When is that ship due through the canal?
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What about the california highway? When is that ship due through the canal?
I show that ship arriving in Baltimore on October 2. It won't go through the canal unless the crew gets a yearning for bananas. Only the ships loaded with beautiful vehicles destined for the west coast go through the canal. BTW, your ship is listed as a "chemical tanker". Do some of these ships crossing between Europe and US East coast do double duty? Just curious. You're going to love your 335.
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I show that ship arriving in Baltimore on October 2. It won't go through the canal unless the crew gets a yearning for bananas.
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Congrats!
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Thanks! You ought to be less than a week for getting your car. Here is the Grand Venus sailing south of the Centennial Bridge towards the Mira Flores locks -
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Continuing Webcam Update

One shot is Grand Venus approaching Miraflores locks and the other is a shot of the GV and another ship being lowered 52 feet to the Pacific side
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Lowered and headed to the Pacific
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Woops!

One more set of locks at Miraflores
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Cool pictures! thanks for sharing
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Certainly - & like your ship, it should get there early.Hopefully Port H has a spot for them.
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Here's an update post before I actually go make some money to pay for this ride. Things will be a little quiet this week as the Grand Venus works her way up the Mexican coast. Scheduled to roll out her cargo on the Port Hueneme docks on October 11, she should actually be at the port on Sunday, October 9th. Will Port H let her dock early? I have no idea. If anyone knows the answer to that, please comment. A new Port H vessel schedule may come out later this week. In 2008 I picked up my 335 in Orange County about 3-4 days after the ship docked in PH so I'm guessing most of the California people should be in their vehicles between October 12 and the 17th. Here's a link to a rather dated but mostly accurate article on the VDC - http://www.bmwblog.com/2006/12/22/di...m-the-factory/
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I am hoping to take delivery on Friday or Saturday.
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That's great! I'm curious to see if they let you dock early.
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That's great! I'm curious to see if they let you dock early.
You seem very knowledgable about this whole process so when you find out the answer to that question please let me know!
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You seem very knowledgable about this whole process so when you find out the answer to that question please let me know!
I have a little information cause I've been through this before. The wait is always excruciating. I know tracking is somewhat of an obsession but I always learn something - the operations of the panama canal for instance. On this voyage I studied the Azores - I know people who live and fish there and a friend who refueled Air Force jets there but I was never sure exactly where the islands were until the Grand Venus popped up floating by.

We'll find out soon if they let the Platinum Ray unload on the 4th. It looks like it gets to Port H in a few hours. Either way, I bet you get your ride in Santa Monica by the weekend. The dealers want to get their money so they don't spend much time with them. ED vehicles sometimes get hung up in customs but US sales or leases get processed pretty quick. Now, of course, the Wagoner trucking driver could spend too much time at In-n-Out on the 5 and get in after the dealership closes on Saturday or Sunday but we won't think about that. Good luck! Grand Venus still figures to arrive two days in advance (10-9) of the Port H dock schedule. Maybe they will slow down and start a poker game.
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Docked. If my car gets off the boat today that is 1 day ahead of schedule.
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I wonder if today's epic rain will slow down the process
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