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      09-28-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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another tracking question

My status calling the 800 number for the last few days has been "in the paint shop with and estimated completion data of 9/28. I called again this morning and it had jumped to "being transported to the port of exit". Does that suggest that my car was completed before today?

I'm trying to ball park what ship I might end up on.


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      09-28-2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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The thing I found was that the 800# was about 24 hours behind the actual status. I would think your car finished production yesterday or the day before. Since it takes about 3 days to get to Bremerhaven, I would think your car may go on one of the ships leaving 10/6 - the Fedora or Undine. It might possibly go on the Tomar leaving 9/29 but that might be a long shot given the timing.

For mine, the 800# indicated that it had completed production the day before it had the message "being transported to the port of exit...I called the number every day...

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For mine, the 800# indicated that it had completed production the day before it had the message "being transported to the port of exit...I called the number every day...
haha yeah I also call it every day.

On Friday of last week it said it was in the paint shop it said the same on Monday when I called, but today it moved to ""being transported to the port of exit" seemed to skip a bunch of steps for me.
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      09-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #4
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Since the Owner's Circle seems to be really far behind, what you can do is check the Wilhelmsen website the day after the ship leaves on the 29th. You'll need your VIN to enter in "Track & Trace". Mine showed up on the Wilhelmsen site the next morning even though the 800# indicated it was still at port awaiting a shipping vessel.
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Since the Owner's Circle seems to be really far behind, what you can do is check the Wilhelmsen website the day after the ship leaves on the 29th. You'll need your VIN to enter in "Track & Trace". Mine showed up on the Wilhelmsen site the next morning even though the 800# indicated it was still at port awaiting a shipping vessel.
Yeah unless the 800 number is behind by a couple days I don't think I'd make the Tomar, I'm hoping I'm on the Fedora leaving on 10/6 as that has a 12 day trip vs the Undine on 10/6 as well which has a 14 day trip. Can you see I'm an obsessive tracker?
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My car was built on 9/16 and it just changed to waiting for a vessel this morning. It took almost 2 weeks to move from Munich to Bremerhaven. I sure hope it'll make Tomar. I'll be on foot starting Friday once I return my leased Passat.
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My car was built on 9/16 and it just changed to waiting for a vessel this morning. It took almost 2 weeks to move from Munich to Bremerhaven. I sure hope it'll make Tomar. I'll be on foot starting Friday once I return my leased Passat.
wow that seems like an exceptionally long time.
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Tell me about it! I only ordered it on 8/30 so I'm still well within the 8 week promised window but I was kind of hoping for a faster factory to port transport.
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Tell me about it! I only ordered it on 8/30 so I'm still well within the 8 week promised window but I was kind of hoping for a faster factory to port transport.
I ordered on 8/25 and i'm beginning to doubt i'll get the car within 8 weeks of order. it could happen but planets need to allign. I need to make one of the 10/6 boats and then the car needs to make it from the port in NY to Boston in 6 days.
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Tell me about it! I only ordered it on 8/30 so I'm still well within the 8 week promised window but I was kind of hoping for a faster factory to port transport.
Hey I just realized you are in TX. I'm wondering, do the cars that are going to TX go on the boats that go to NY, GA & SC or do they not go on the ships headed to the east coast. Could that be the hold up on the shipping of your car? Are there ships that go to the Gulf? If so, maybe those ships are less frequent than east coast ships?

The one thing I learned about my car was that it was scheduled for shipping with Wilhelmsen 2 days before it actually finished production according to Wilhelmsen's website.

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Hey I just realized you are in TX. I'm wondering, do the cars that are going to TX go on the boats that go to NY, GA & SC or do they not go on the ships headed to the east coast. Could that be the hold up on the shipping of your car? Are there ships that go to the Gulf? If so, maybe those ships are less frequent than east coast ships?

The one thing I learned about my car was that it was scheduled for shipping with Wilhelmsen 2 days before it actually finished production according to Wilhelmsen's website.

It looks like there are ships that go to Galveston but I don't know if that's what BMW does, I didn't notice he was in TX either.
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Ok so did some searching and it looks like TX cars do go to Galveston and the ships are less frequent. His car was done on the 16th but the next ship wasn't until the 28th

BREMERHAVEN 15/09/2010 GALVESTON,TX 08/10/2010 MANON
BREMERHAVEN 28/09/2010 GALVESTON,TX 15/10/2010 MEDEA
BREMERHAVEN 14/10/2010 GALVESTON,TX 01/11/2010 ELEKTRA
BREMERHAVEN 28/10/2010 GALVESTON,TX 19/11/2010 FIDELIO
BREMERHAVEN 10/11/2010 GALVESTON,TX 03/12/2010 UNDINE
BREMERHAVEN 24/11/2010 GALVESTON,TX 17/12/2010 MIGNON
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dday - that makes sense now...
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Is there a BMW prep center in Galveston? I thought they all went to the same center on the East coast regardless of final destination.
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Is there a BMW prep center in Galveston? I thought they all went to the same center on the East coast regardless of final destination.
There are definitely multiple prep centers, i know there's one in GA for southern dealerships.

You can ask your CA for a copy of your vehicle inquiry report. It will have a port code on it which you can use to figure out where your car is headed.
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This is what my CA wrote me today:
"The vehicle arrived at Port/compound on the 28th. Still awaiting ship assignment. It will more than likely be shipped to the Brunswick, GA Port/compound. When it is loaded on a ship they will give us an ETA to Brunswick."

So I'm guessing my car is headed to Brunswick, GA. There is Courage leaving on the 3rd arriving on the 20th and there is Undine leaving on the 6th arriving on the 25th. I hope I'll be on Courage.
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This is what my CA wrote me today:
"The vehicle arrived at Port/compound on the 28th. Still awaiting ship assignment. It will more than likely be shipped to the Brunswick, GA Port/compound. When it is loaded on a ship they will give us an ETA to Brunswick."

So I'm guessing my car is headed to Brunswick, GA. There is Courage leaving on the 3rd arriving on the 20th and there is Undine leaving on the 6th arriving on the 25th. I hope I'll be on Courage.
Did you make the boat on the third? I'm still hoping I make the Fedora or Undine tomorrow.
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Did you make the boat on the third? I'm still hoping I make the Fedora or Undine tomorrow.
Nope. Phone# still says my car is at port awaiting transport. Hopefully tomorrow's the day...
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Nope. Phone# still says my car is at port awaiting transport. Hopefully tomorrow's the day...
Yeah my CA is supposed to update me tomorrow. *fingers crossed*
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Made the Undine, now time to track it's voyage
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