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      10-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #89
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I know that in Brisbane they go from port to another location where they prep the car before going to the dealer. They get them looking right before going to the dealer for pre-delivery. I've seen cars there that I can only describe as "not a pretty sight" but they come good.

Worst case - It should only be a couple of weeks for you now.
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      10-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #90
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discharged... delivered... i'd say that means it is there? or atleast very close

edit: i think vgr is right just hope you car isn't one of the ones discribed
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Finally, i got phone call from dealer. I can pick up the car tomorow 26-10-2007 at 10AM, after 5 months waiting.
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      10-24-2007, 07:43 PM   #92
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After all that, the car is expected on the ETA that has been in your signature for months......
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      05-20-2008, 09:18 AM   #93
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      08-06-2008, 09:15 AM   #94
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Reviving another old thread...
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      03-25-2009, 02:35 PM   #95
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Hello everyone,

Newbie's first post.




DISCHARGED MELBOURNE 24-03-2009 10:13:01 1
LINER RELEASE MELBOURNE 17-03-2009 14:01:06
LOADED ON VESSEL DURBAN 07-03-2009 10:19:00 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL DURBAN 04-03-2009 09:19:25 1
BOOKED DURBAN 03-03-2009 11:33:30 1



When will mine get to the dealer? I'm getting ulcers and lacking sleep!!

Thanks in advance.
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      04-12-2009, 02:44 AM   #96
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The car can spend up to 2 weeks at BMW's pre-delivery yard, depending if there is any shipping damage to fix, or trim parts to change over - sometimes they will change the entire interior trim over if they had one with cream interior say, and you ordered black.

After the BMW check over etc, it will go to your dealer, who should ring you straight away to let you know it has arrived and is to go through the dealer delivery process.

This is the worst part of the wait, so near, yet so far away. It drove me insane at the time...
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      05-04-2009, 11:10 PM   #97
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Hello All,
First post on this forum as we look forward to take delivery of our 320d Executive in June some time. Current shipping details are

LOADED ON VESSEL ZEEBRUGGE 19-04-2009 12:05:00 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL ZEEBRUGGE 17-04-2009 15:03:00

with an ETA at PORT KEMBLA 05-06-2009

What puzzles me is that I was under the impression the 3-series comes out of South Africa. Do the current 320d's really originate from Germany, shipped via Zeebrugge??

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      05-22-2009, 01:14 AM   #98
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Hello All,
First post on this forum as we look forward to take delivery of our 320d Executive in June some time. Current shipping details are

LOADED ON VESSEL ZEEBRUGGE 19-04-2009 12:05:00 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL ZEEBRUGGE 17-04-2009 15:03:00

with an ETA at PORT KEMBLA 05-06-2009

What puzzles me is that I was under the impression the 3-series comes out of South Africa. Do the current 320d's really originate from Germany, shipped via Zeebrugge??

Thanks!
Last month I was told by the dealer that all 3 series sedans come from South Africa. Another dealer told me that you can get a German made one if you order some of "Individual" options such as paint and interior trims. Apparently the car moves from one factory to a second one to be finished and it adds a month to the order.
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      05-25-2009, 11:06 AM   #99
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What puzzles me is that I was under the impression the 3-series comes out of South Africa. Do the current 320d's really originate from Germany, shipped via Zeebrugge??
If you haven't already done so, check out the Country of origin thread...
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245041

Although that thread is not definitive, some member's had E92s and E91s that were made in Germany.

I think that country of origin for Oz delivered cars is not fixed and that BMW changes it from time to time to better load balance its capacity against demand. I'm assuming your 320d is the new improved model with reduced fuel consumption (5.4L vs 6.0L/100km). It may just be that the new 320d is currently only produced in Germany (?)
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      06-09-2009, 11:12 PM   #100
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Stuck at Port Kembla now:


DISCHARGED PORT KEMBLA 03-06-2009 12:15:25 1
LINER RELEASE PORT KEMBLA 28-05-2009 10:23:12
LOADED ON VESSEL ZEEBRUGGE 19-04-2009 12:05:00 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL ZEEBRUGGE 17-04-2009 15:03:00 1
BOOKED ZEEBRUGGE 16-04-2009 10:07:27 1

From previous posts it can be a week before the 'Delivered' entry here finishes this tracking effort. From there it can be another week or so before the dealer gets their hands on it, where they indicated that they can turn it around within 36-48 hrs. So with a little luck, late this month... not before time, for sure ...
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      06-21-2009, 03:16 AM   #101
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And just to finish this off, ours was Discharged on 3 June, then indicated "Delivered" after another 6 days, and we took delivery 1 week after, on 17 June. Refer http://www.e90post.com/forums/bpgara...o=view&id=4075

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      06-24-2009, 06:50 PM   #102
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Great Thread JamieA

Just did a search on my car as I fianlly got the VIN number from dealer.

Cargo ID : WBAPR96040N******
Current Status:
(DD-MM-YYYY HH:MM:SS)
LOADED ON VESSEL 03-06-2009 15:47:28
Location: DURBAN

Bill of Lading Number ZA900186A
Booking Number ZADUR741725A
Vessel Name AIDA
Voyage Number EE909-ADA
Port of Load DURBAN
ETD 03-06-2009
Port of Discharge BRISBANE
ETA 27-06-2009


LINER RELEASE BRISBANE 22-06-2009 11:08:06
LOADED ON VESSEL DURBAN 03-06-2009 15:47:28 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL DURBAN 28-05-2009 12:54:00 1
BOOKED DURBAN 28-05-2009 12:26:28 1

Looks like it is a made in South Africa. I was hoping that it was made in Germany.

When it says Liner release, does it mean it is getting unloaded?
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      06-24-2009, 11:41 PM   #103
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Looks like it is a made in South Africa. I was hoping that it was made in Germany.

When it says Liner release, does it mean it is getting unloaded?

Indeed, this one's from SA.
"Liner Release" seems to be an indicator set some time before arrival at the destination port. The important one is 'Delivery', and once it's 'Discharged' it's on Aussie Roads (if not on its own wheels yet) on its way to the Dealership.
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      06-29-2009, 05:40 PM   #104
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Had a chat to dealer yesterday. Said that they will get the car before the end of the week therefore I should be able to see it early next week.

Fingers crossed...
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      10-29-2009, 08:43 PM   #105
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It looks like some South African built beemers are being loaded at Maputo in Mozambique (rather than Durban).

Status /// Status Location /// Date
LOADED ON VESSEL MAPUTO 23-10-2009
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL MAPUTO 19-10-2009
BOOKED DURBAN 19-10-2009

The most relevant info I could find via google was this from an article in August 2007...
"Automaker BMW South Africa says it may consider shifting vehicle exports from the port of Durban to the Maputo harbour, in Mozambique, should it prove advantageous."
http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/art...ves-2007-08-31
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      10-16-2010, 06:49 PM   #106
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Anyone know how to track a delivery when you don't know the VIN? I know it's probably a stupid question but I've been notified my e93 is due to arrive in Australia approx October 30. Was wondering if there is a usual company used for shipping bmws to Australia from Europe, and if I can work backwards from there?

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Anyone know how to track a delivery when you don't know the VIN? I know it's probably a stupid question but I've been notified my e93 is due to arrive in Australia approx October 30. Was wondering if there is a usual company used for shipping bmws to Australia from Europe, and if I can work backwards from there?
As stated in the original post, the following link will track the shipping of your car (Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics)...

http://schedule.2wglobal.com/AppTracking/

For those who have their VIN, enter it in the Cargo ID field, then press <Track>. This seems to work for sedans (built in South Africa and shipped from Durban or Maputo) and convertibles (/coupes?) (built in Germany and shipped from Zeebrugge).

Anyway, after a bit of detective work (went to carsales.com.au, searched for a similar model Demo from a dealer in your state, used the VIN and entered it into the tracking website above to find the Vessel Name). I managed to identify a few vessels, MORNING CELLO, TIRRANNA, TOBA, TOSCANA and OTELLO (this is the same vessel that shipped my car a year ago).

You can also do a vessel search using the link below...

http://schedule.2wglobal.com/AppSche...esselSearch.do

It looks like your car is on OTELLO (Voyage: CO026-OTL) due in MELBOURNE on 30/10/2010 (refer to the attached screen shot). Does that look right?
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      10-17-2010, 05:23 AM   #108
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Awesome detective work and thank you. I spent about two hours googling shipping lines and impending arrivals and also came to the conclusion it is Otello. The dealership have avoided providing me with the VIN despite me requesting it so I thought I was looking for a needle in a haystack. I received word the car will arrive in Melbourne 30/10 so looks like you (and I) are spot on. Many thanks for looking into this. I had read the thread here and on the other pages regarding delivery but thought I would not get anywhere without a VIN.
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      10-17-2010, 06:45 AM   #109
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No probs.

It looks like they keep the cargo details online for at least a year (my car was discharged from port on 07/11/09 and the shipping info is still there).

So for anyone who wants to check the shipping info for a car already in the country (or for a Demo, etc), you can still enter the VIN into the tracking website after the fact.

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Change in URL

FYI, It looks like the URL (schedule.2wglobal.com/AppTracking) for the tracking search page has changed. It can now be accessed from the following link:

https://att.2wglobal.com/gstattweb/o...uickSearchPage

(also accessible from Customer Centre menu, then Track & Trace) :

To search, enter VIN in the Cargo ID field then press <Track>.
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