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      01-13-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Ship info and pictures

Hi all, This is my first BMW and first post here. My E92 is ordered and on the ship Aida. I started a folder about the ordering/buying process and have gathered up info, pictures, catalogs, etc. for a scrap book type collection. I came upon this site which gives info and pictures of the Wallenius Line which is used for transport to the U.S. east coast. Wanted to share it with those anxiously awaiting the new "baby".

www.walleniusline.com Go to "the Fleet", hit ship name, hit picture. Enjoy.
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The ships are cool as hell... amazing how they can hold so much weight.

I got a question.... how are the cars loaded on? Ae they in individual steel containers and then just forklifted on? I assume this is how it works.
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I got a question.... how are the cars loaded on? Ae they in individual steel containers and then just forklifted on? I assume this is how it works.
Nope the ships are essentially giant floating parking garages. The cars are driven on and off hence the RoRo (Roll on, Roll off) designation of these vessels.

For a better understanding of what is involved and how the cars are secured for the ride, take a look at the pics at this site:

http://www.offworld.com/e46/images.html
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That is some fine looking garage, isn't it? I guess the holes in the floor are for tie downs. Hope mine is well secured. I saw one stat that the sea was 15' swells. TAKE CARE OF MY BABY Captain.
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ooops didn't get to the website before making observations.
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Cool article. Pretty amazing how they keep track of all the cars and get them all where they're supposed to go in such a short time frame. Too long of a time frame for us people waiting sometimes... but that's quite a job to have move that many cars around. Thanks for the post KL2DC.
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That is some fine looking garage, isn't it? I guess the holes in the floor are for tie downs. Hope mine is well secured. I saw one stat that the sea was 15' swells. TAKE CARE OF MY BABY Captain.

Don't worry, your will be tightly tied down....
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ismithnc: yeah its a cool site, I believe this is the only site with in depth pictures on what goes on inside the ships. I haven't seen any others, too bad the pics are a bit old but it gives a greater understanding.
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Cool on board ship pics. I wonder how old it gets driving car after car off a ship. On a good note, they're BMW's.
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Cool on board ship pics. I wonder how old it gets driving car after car off a ship. On a good note, they're BMW's.
I've always wondered that. But don't worry about abuse, the cars are in shipping mode (i.e. engine power/revs are restricted).

I hear employees get 12 month BMW leases as part of their benefits. Now that's a job for you!!
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good stuff folks
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thanks for the info
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I've always wondered that. But don't worry about abuse, the cars are in shipping mode (i.e. engine power/revs are restricted).

I hear employees get 12 month BMW leases as part of their benefits. Now that's a job for you!!
even with that, whats the chance that they pick your car for a joy ride out of the hundreds even thousands they are loading onto the ship?

pretty cool, they really pack them in their (make use of the folding mirrors lol)
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even with that, whats the chance that they pick your car for a joy ride out of the hundreds even thousands they are loading onto the ship?
I'm sure they drive so many on and off that they don't even think about that. Maybe when a M6 or something comes through they check it out a little more, but I'm sure the mileage is recorded and somebody would get in trouble is one is abnormally high.
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I'm sure they drive so many on and off that they don't even think about that. Maybe when a M6 or something comes through they check it out a little more, but I'm sure the mileage is recorded and somebody would get in trouble is one is abnormally high.

+1...they're so sick of driving BMWs they starting to ogle Lexus cars ...
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wow i want to hijack the bmw tanker hahaha, need to coordinate my clothes to my car (i have no inention of doing this though, patriot act go away)
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Let's not forget that one sank a year or two ago. :mad:
Think about that happening to your car. Do you get a priority replacement???
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Let's not forget that one sank a year or two ago. :mad:
Think about that happening to your car. Do you get a priority replacement???


It was in 2002, and the ship was the Tricolor....

http://www.tricolorsalvage.com/pages/home.asp


My car should be making its way over now, but I hope it doesnt sahre the same fate as those on the Tricolor...
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AJ,

What's your car's status? Has she reach status 190s? Have you been tracking her obsessively?
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worry not folks, car will come.......
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Thanks for the connection to the Tricolor site. I'm fascinated by the incredible source of knowledge available from the dedicated members.

I hope someday I can be of value to the newbies and veterans.
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