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      10-30-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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How to find out which ship I'm on(West Coast)?

Does anyone know how to find out which ship I'm on if it goes to the West Coast? The East Coast guys have the WW.com website, I haven't been able to locate one for us West Coast guys. TIA.
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      10-30-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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WW does west coast deliveries too (in addition to NYK) so you can try tracking the VIN, though mine didn't show up until it'd been at sea for several days already. Also, once your car ships, your CA can tell you what boat it's on.
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My CA takes awhile to get back to me usually so I was trying to do it on my own. I don't believe you can enter your VIN on NYK's site like on WW unfortunately. So I guess I will have to wait for my CA to get back to me with the ship name.
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Call BMW NA directly: 800-831-1117; speak directly to an agent and give them your VIN or Production #. That is how I found out. My CA was no help.
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Check the Bremerhaven schedule for ships leaving Europe at the following:

http://www.dbh.de/index.php?id=151&L=0

You will want to enter "Port Hueneme" when you go to this webpage for the destination. By calling the 1-800 number you can determine when its at Bremerhaven ("waiting for shipping vessel" status) and you will likely get on the next 1-2 ships leaving for the west coast, at which time your status will change to "en route/in transit". Then kick back until it hits the Panama Canal in 3 weeks.

Hopefully you will get a WW ship and not NYK which are difficult to track. You can ultimately confirm your ship through your CA.
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Check the Bremerhaven schedule for ships leaving Europe at the following:

http://www.dbh.de/index.php?id=151&L=0

You will want to enter "Port Hueneme" when you go to this webpage for the destination. By calling the 1-800 number you can determine when its at Bremerhaven ("waiting for shipping vessel" status) and you will likely get on the next 1-2 ships leaving for the west coast, at which time your status will change to "en route/in transit". Then kick back until it hits the Panama Canal in 3 weeks.

Hopefully you will get a WW ship and not NYK which are difficult to track. You can ultimately confirm your ship through your CA.

3 weeks? I thought it was 10-14 days for transit.
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      10-30-2007, 05:56 PM   #7
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It's about 16 days from Bremerheven to the Canal. You can see the schedule of my ship below.

PORT ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

GOTHENBURG SWEDEN 01/10/2007 03/10/2007
BREMERHAVEN GERMANY 04/10/2007 05/10/2007
ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM 06/10/2007 07/10/2007
SOUTHAMPTON UNITED KINGDOM 08/10/2007 08/10/2007
HALIFAX, NS CANADA 15/10/2007 16/10/2007
MANZANILLO PANAMA 21/10/2007 21/10/2007
PORT HUENEME, CA U.S.A. 29/10/2007 29/10/2007
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Check the Bremerhaven schedule for ships leaving Europe at the following:

http://www.dbh.de/index.php?id=151&L=0

You will want to enter "Port Hueneme" when you go to this webpage for the destination. By calling the 1-800 number you can determine when its at Bremerhaven ("waiting for shipping vessel" status) and you will likely get on the next 1-2 ships leaving for the west coast, at which time your status will change to "en route/in transit". Then kick back until it hits the Panama Canal in 3 weeks.

Hopefully you will get a WW ship and not NYK which are difficult to track. You can ultimately confirm your ship through your CA.
Very helpful post. I can now see the potential options. I am not sure how long I will have to wait, since I dropped off in Paris (11-29). I am assuming its easier to get on a ship in Bremerhaven if you drop off in Munich. I'm hoping the system is just delayed and that I am on the mid-dec shipment, but since the (562) number that Harms gave me had no record of me or my VIN.. it is probably unlikely.

I am patient... but I just want to know(!)
Thanks for this post.
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Thanks HERR FSTIR.

I just looked up the schedule from Bremerhaven to the West Coast departing in January and I came up with this:

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Thanks again.
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