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      10-23-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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shipment to Vancouver from Halifax

was supposed to get my car late october however at the port in halifax the people working there are on strike, so the car hasn't been loaded onto the train ....anyone hear about this?

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      10-23-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
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lol realized the thread title i meant to vancouver from halifax.
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      10-23-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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If true that sucks.
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      10-23-2006, 10:31 PM   #4
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Oh shoot..... don't tell Norsk. Anyone fancy a drive to Halifax???? I can't fnd anything in the news though (aside a strike in 2004).
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      10-24-2006, 12:40 AM   #5
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I believe the strike is here in Vancouver... see http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33321.

My CA also confirmed the strike is local (I'm awaiting my E90 335i).

He also said that cars in Halifax destined for Vancouver will not be put on a train until the backlog at the auto terminal is cleared.

There may be a slim chance BMW Canada 'might' consider alternatives to getting the cars delivered... ship the cars by rail from Halifax to Alberta and then use truck transport to get them to BC.

But, I don't know how likely that will happen.
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      10-24-2006, 01:17 AM   #6
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man this sucks i've been waiting THIS LONG and now this happens...
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      10-24-2006, 01:32 AM   #7
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Well, at least you can let Norsk know about this thread now.
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      10-25-2006, 01:26 PM   #8
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Lol, I'll glady fly to halifax and drive my car back if my dealer refunds me my 2k for PDI and freight
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      10-25-2006, 03:18 PM   #9
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lol, i'd fly to halifax and drive it back for free, I can't wait any longer, espeically not since i'm already supposed to ahve it!
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      10-25-2006, 03:33 PM   #10
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Oh shoot..... don't tell Norsk. Anyone fancy a drive to Halifax???? I can't fnd anything in the news though (aside a strike in 2004).
Hi Tirana,

Well I guess I'm in some action movie (Indiana Jones), I made it just before that big stone door locked me in

My CA just left me a message & the car was loaded on train yesterday (10/24) and also gave me the train car # & ETA to CN Rail autoport.

Fhhheeww...

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Well, at least you can let Norsk know about this thread now.
+1

I love this forum; I could not pass up on clicking on the Halifax, Canada part.

The members on this post, where you also on the Mignon?
If yes, then join us @ http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32600

Truely great bunch on this forum, it makes the whole experience so much better and the wait a little less stressful .
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      10-25-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
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Hi Tirana,

Well I guess I'm in some action movie (Indiana Jones), I made it just before that big stone door locked me in

My CA just left me a message & the car was loaded on train yesterday (10/24) and also gave me the train car # & ETA to CN Rail autoport.

Fhhheeww...


+1

I love this forum; I could not pass up on clicking on the Halifax, Canada part.

The members on this post, where you also on the Mignon?
If yes, then join us @ http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32600

Truely great bunch on this forum, it makes the whole experience so much better and the wait a little less stressful .

Whats the ETA?? There's a pretty good chance i'm on the same train.
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      10-25-2006, 04:56 PM   #12
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Whats the ETA?? There's a pretty good chance I'm on the same train.
My ETA is Oct. 28 at the CN AutoYard.

If you are in T.O., then it's about 8-9 days. So if your car left 10/24 (Tuesday) -> Transit time is 9 days, so should be @ T.O. Autoyard on 11/02 (Thursday).

Here is a little tool, it helps you calculate transit times; your Origin is "Darthmouth, Nova Scotia" - Destination is "Toronto, Ontario" (better if you know which yard).
https://ecprod.cn.ca/ebusiness/Trans...wtc/index.html

Another way to correlate this with your actual; call your CA to see if he's got it "On train" in the computer.

Good Luck

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      10-25-2006, 07:22 PM   #13
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good job and congrats norsk...called my CA today and there hasn't been anything in the computer about the car being on the train. My car got to Halifax on 10/10 so maybe it was the last batches not put on the train.
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good job and congrats norsk...called my CA today and there hasn't been anything in the computer about the car being on the train. My car got to Halifax on 10/10 so maybe it was the last batches not put on the train.
According to my CA, cars bound for Vancouver aren't being placed on trains until the strike is over... there's no one to offload them (or possibly the terminal is filled to capacity).

My CA also mentioned there was an offer made to end the strike last Friday. But it was rejected. Talks are suppose to continue this week. I don't know where he's getting this info... can't find anything about the strike in the media.

BTW wc19, my e90 was also dropped off in Halifax on 10/10... shipmates on the Boheme.
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      10-25-2006, 08:43 PM   #15
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good job and congrats norsk...called my CA today and there hasn't been anything in the computer about the car being on the train. My car got to Halifax on 10/10 so maybe it was the last batches not put on the train.
Always a Pleasure & Thanks

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lol realized the thread title i meant to vancouver from halifax.
Hello WC19,

Since you started the thread, you can change the title; may I recommend:

Shipment to Vancouver from Halifax, Canada.

or

Shipment to Canadian West Coast from Halifax.

P.S.: If your car was discharged on the 10/10, it should have been on train by now ... so that sucks a bit. I could imagine what the feeling of not knowing when must be like for you guys; I'm starting to have an idea of when & I'm going banana's.
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      10-26-2006, 11:19 PM   #16
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According to my CA, cars bound for Vancouver aren't being placed on trains until the strike is over... there's no one to offload them (or possibly the terminal is filled to capacity).

My CA also mentioned there was an offer made to end the strike last Friday. But it was rejected. Talks are suppose to continue this week. I don't know where he's getting this info... can't find anything about the strike in the media.

BTW wc19, my e90 was also dropped off in Halifax on 10/10... shipmates on the Boheme.
Yeah i called my CA again and she told me about it cause at first I thought it was the Halifax port problem but its only vancouvers

yay i didn't know which boat i was on till now haha thanks fellow Boheme mate
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      10-26-2006, 11:21 PM   #17
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Always a Pleasure & Thanks



Hello WC19,

Since you started the thread, you can change the title; may I recommend:

Shipment to Vancouver from Halifax, Canada.

or

Shipment to Canadian West Coast from Halifax.

P.S.: If your car was discharged on the 10/10, it should have been on train by now ... so that sucks a bit. I could imagine what the feeling of not knowing when must be like for you guys; I'm starting to have an idea of when & I'm going banana's.


haha yeah i'm actually going crazy right now thinking that I could've had the car by now...and its making it worse cause i hate sharing 1 car with 2 other siblings...argh! btw how do i change the title of the thread? didn't see any options to change. thanks
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      10-27-2006, 08:46 PM   #18
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Hello WC19,

Well congrats on the post title change!

Any news on your car?

On my side, my CA still has if for arrival @ the CN Autoyard for Oct. 28th. So most likely it will be @ the dealer Monday or Tuesday Oct. 31st, 2006. He also said he would get the one of the directors to call to make sure the car gets to the dealer quickly.

So here's hopping that my next weekend (starting Nov. 3rd )will be in good company

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      10-28-2006, 11:37 AM   #19
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my CA still has if for arrival @ the CN Autoyard for Oct. 28th.
Dat's today (medal for stating the obvious).

Methinks mine'll be there too. Winter wheels/tires are on order, everythings finally coming together......
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      10-29-2006, 02:07 PM   #20
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Hey Norsk,
No not yet I just read on another thread that someones dealer is sending the new cars to okanagon and then down to vancouver. I hope thats the case *crosses fingers*

You probably got your car already congrats!!


Hey tirana,
Hopefully you got your car on the 28th as well, you and Norsk can have a mini meet !
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Hello Tirana & WC19,

Actually my car should have arrived at CN Autoyard on the 28th, but the dealer is closed Saturday and sunday. Although they sometimes bring the cars to the dealer lot on the weekend; I have resisted the temptation to go take a look.

So, I've kept busy to keep it off my mind ... but I should be getting the call that's it's been finally delivered to the dealer tomorrow or tuesday Oct. 31st.

It's about 48hrs to prep the car; + They have to install the Alarm & 3M Protection to the front (Hood, fenders & bumper). The way I see it right now, I'll probably get my smokin' hot ride THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006.

I'm also having one hell of a hard time to get winter wheel package; The dealer's price for the Wheels Style 158 & Style 159*(my preference) ridiculous. Then, I can't seem to like the ones from TireRack ... Sucks

Right now, I'm preparing my iPod playlist & converting my files to a higher quality format for the Logic7 ; this should enhance my Ultimate Driving Experience.
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