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      02-23-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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330i delivery status question

Hey guys, I am part of the crowd anxiously awaiting my car. My 330i finished production yesterday and the message on the 800# says "waiting to be released to the carrier"

I assume that means it is at the dock waiting for a ship? Or does it mean it is still at the factory? I have searched the site, but have not seen a description of this status.

Can't wait to get the car - 330i Stick, Sapphire and Terra.

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That means the car is built and is sitting at the factory waiting to be transported to Bemerhaven. It's usually in that status only for a day or two. When it is at the port, the status will change to "At the Port awaiting a shipping vessel".
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you may also wanna check out this thread for complete details about order tracking.

Thanks for the replies. Yes I read through as much of the post as I could . Must have missed a description on the status "waiting to be released to carrier"
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Your next message (in about 2 days) will be "your vehicle is being transported to the port of exit."

That's where I am now.
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My car is at the port awaiting a vessel. I guess its not on courage it must be getting on Victory.
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Here is the schedule.

I hope mine makes the LIBERTY or ATLANTIC CONCERT.


Origin Port Departure Destination port Arrival Vessel Voyage Transit (Days) Booking

BREMERHAVEN 23/02/2006 NEW YORK, NY 07/03/2006 COURAGE EB608-COG 12 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 23/02/2006 NEW YORK, NY 09/03/2006 TORRENS EA608-TRS 14 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 27/02/2006 NEW YORK, NY 12/03/2006 LIBERTY EB609-LIB 13 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 01/03/2006 NEW YORK, NY 14/03/2006 ATLANTIC CONCERT 6242-ACT 13 Book It

BREMERHAVEN 02/03/2006 NEW YORK, NY 16/03/2006 BOHEME EA609-BOH 14 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 04/03/2006 NEW YORK, NY 21/03/2006 ATLANTIC COMPASS 6243-ACS 17 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 06/03/2006 NEW YORK, NY 19/03/2006 INTEGRITY EB610-ITG 13 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 09/03/2006 NEW YORK, NY 23/03/2006 JINGU MARU EA610-JGM 14 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 11/03/2006 NEW YORK, NY 28/03/2006 ATLANTIC CARTIER 6244-ACE 17 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 13/03/2006 NEW YORK, NY 26/03/2006 FREEDOM EB611-FRE 13 Book It
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Thanks RGRAY!
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Oh my bad!! My car should be on Liberty...
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I just got word my car is "at the port awaiting a shipping vessel."

Now it just depends of how backed up the port is.
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my vehicle is in the "body shop" what exactly is this stage?

It was "in production" for the majority part of this week, now the 800# says "your vehicle is in the body shop" can anyone explain what exactly this stage is? Thanks


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Waiting a long time at the port

My 330i was completed last Tuesday, and I have been in "waiting for a shipping vessel, no shipping information available at this time" for 1.5 weeks. I also checked the WW website and my VIN isn't on any ships. I checked by auto and RoRo cargo.

I am in Chicago so my car would go on a ship destined for Charleston, SC.

According to the schedule the Courage departed Bremerhaven yesterday to arrive in SC March 11. If I'm not on that ship (guess I'm not), the next ship is the Liberty, scheduled to depart Monday and arrive in SC March 18.

My delivery was estimated March 15 but it now appears to be pushed out to late March, since I'm guessing about a week from reaching the port in SC to delivery based on others' posts.

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sblument, Chicago cars go through SC? I had a production completion date of 2/22, current stage is in transit to port. Maybe we will be on the same ship.
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My 330i was completed last Tuesday, and I have been in "waiting for a shipping vessel, no shipping information available at this time" for 1.5 weeks. I also checked the WW website and my VIN isn't on any ships. I checked by auto and RoRo cargo.

I am in Chicago so my car would go on a ship destined for Charleston, SC.
Being you are in Chicago, your destination will be New York - BMW Port Jersey VPC.
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My 330i update --> shipping to Chicago

Hi DH227,

I forgot where I learned that Chicago-bound cars come through Spartanburg, SC. It's either on this forum somewhere or on the bmw.com production pages (the international bmw website, not bmwusa.com). At Spartanburg BMW has its vehicle preparation center (also mentioned elsewhere here), factory that currently builds the Z4 and the X5, and the performance center.

CORRECTION: I'm coming to port at New York, then to Port Jersey VPC according to no_exit. Curious to see where we find this out.

I'm on the Courage, voyage EB608-COG. Here's my car's history so far:

1/28: Ordered at dealer (Fields BMW in Northfield, IL near Chicago)

--330i sedan, manual transmission, SP, PP, fold down rear seats, sparking graphite, aluminum trim


--these statuses below are all from the 800-831-1117 BMW NA number. OC gives less info and is generally 1-2 days behind so I haven't used it much. It's still fun to login there though and every time the OC status changes I print out a screenshot.

2/8: In production, est. compleion date 2/15. Got VIN -- decoded WBA gives plant location
2/13: In body shop
2/14: In paint shop; completed
2/15: In transit
2/16: Released to carrier and awaiting transportation to port of exit (Bremerhaven)
2/17: Being transported to port of exit
2/18: At port awaiting a shipping vessel

--these statuses are from the shipper's website (WW). Today around noon my VIN started producing output and showing up on the shipper's website.

2/16: booked with carrier
2/22: received at terminal
2/23: loaded on vessel (the Courage)
2/23: Courage departed Bremerhaven for Antwerp.
2/24: (Today) Arrived and departed Antwerp, heading for Zeebrugge Belgium

My voyage to go so far:

2/25: (Saturday) Arrive Zeebrugge, depart for Southampton UK
2/26: (Sunday) Arrive and depart Southampton UK
3/7: Arrive NY (after crossing the Atlantic in 5 days...around 18kts)

Then, according to other posts on this site:

1 day to VPC in Port Jersey
1 day at VPC
2 days to Chicago from VPC

I estimate delivery Wednesday 3/15 - this is the orignal estimate my SA gave me.

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Hi no_exit,

Cool -- that makes more sense and means I will get the car a few days earlier than I thought. Sorry if this has been covered before, but where did you find this out? The order tracking guide only mentions east and west coast.

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I just got word my car is "at the port awaiting a shipping vessel."

Now it just depends of how backed up the port is.
Should be on a ship soon.... good luck!!
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It was "in production" for the majority part of this week, now the 800# says "your vehicle is in the body shop" can anyone explain what exactly this stage is?
Sure. It's in the body shop. The poor thing fell off the assembly line and suffered some serious body damage. But not to worry - an apprentice named "Hans" is slathering Bondo© into the dents and this thing will buff out and look good-as-new. Oh yeah, it IS new! Be-yootiful!

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YES!!! My car is on Courage and my Temporary Delivery Day is April 3rd. At Performance Center in S.C.
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Cool -- that makes more sense and means I will get the car a few days earlier than I thought. Sorry if this has been covered before, but where did you find this out? The order tracking guide only mentions east and west coast.
There are three different ports with BMW VPC's in close proximity:
- Port Hueneme - on the West Coast
- Port Jersey - on the East Coast
- Port of Charleston - on the East Coast

I'm not sure what the exact geographic region's are for each of the VPC's - somebody else may be able to provide that information. However by talking to my CA, I do know that the entire Midwest and Northeast U.S. is served by the Port Jersey VPC.
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Oh my bad!! My car should be on Liberty...
I hope your car made it.

I just found out my car made the Liberty.

BREMERHAVEN 27/02/2006 NEW YORK, NY 12/03/2006 LIBERTY EB609-LIB 13 Book It
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Being you are in Chicago, your destination will be New York - BMW Port Jersey VPC.
Hey there no_exit! Sorry to say, but those vehicles destined for Chicago go all the way to Charleston, SC (at least the vast majority do). Don't ask me why, but the powers that be must have a good business reason for doing so. Mine and several others from this area went through SC.

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