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Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By akthorp
Good for you. How did you find out? Did you call...

Good for you. How did you find out? Did you call them or did they contact you?

I'll call ED tomorrow and see what they decided about mine.
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
Yeah. I'll see what they say after it clears the...

Yeah. I'll see what they say after it clears the VPC. I always assumed it would be late August at the earliest. If it turns out I can do that by going mid-week, or whatever, I will do that. Right now...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
I just talked to BMW ED and I don't really like...

I just talked to BMW ED and I don't really like what they told me.

My car is through customs and "under review" I presume due to the damage I incurred on my front bumper. I guess they are...
Forum: European Delivery 07-25-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By akthorp
I always keep some euros from my previous trip....

I always keep some euros from my previous trip. Usually about 50-100, whatever I don't spend. It's easier that way and avoids the game of chicken at the end of your trip to have "just enough" cash. ...
Forum: European Delivery 07-25-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By akthorp
If there was a flash someone is getting a ticket....

If there was a flash someone is getting a ticket. But maybe it was another driver.

At the end of my trip I was traveling on a busy autoroute in France. I saw a flash ahead of me but there were...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By akthorp
Some have said their driver wouldn't accept a...

Some have said their driver wouldn't accept a tip. I gave my guy 10.
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
You guys will hear before me. I don't know how...

You guys will hear before me. I don't know how long it will take to fix (replace) my bumper. I'm not really sure what happens next but I think the CA will tell us when we clear the VPC and how to...
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
Yep. Now the waiting gets serious. I put a...

Yep. Now the waiting gets serious.

I put a screenshot of the ship going under the Brunswick River bridge on my ED thread.
Forum: European Delivery 07-22-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,896
Posted By akthorp
Ivory Arrow docked at Brunswick today. I'm hoping...

Ivory Arrow docked at Brunswick today. I'm hoping I can clear the VPC in two weeks because I need the usual clearance and I need a repair. Even if that doesn't happen hopefully it can be at the PC by...
Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
It left Baltimore last night. It's current...

It left Baltimore last night. It's current destination is SSI. What is that? Saint Simmons Island?

That's all I can figure as that is right next to Brunswick.
Forum: European Delivery 07-20-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
Its supposed to arrive in Brunswick 23 July....

Its supposed to arrive in Brunswick 23 July. Every stop it seems to be a little late for whatever reason. It sat off the coast of Norfolk, VA for 24 hours before it headed up the Chesapeake to...
Forum: European Delivery 07-19-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
I don't know when 2016 production started. Mine...

I don't know when 2016 production started. Mine is a 2015. It completed production the end of May but I forget the exact date.
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,896
Posted By akthorp
Another update: Ivory Arrow has returned to the...

Another update: Ivory Arrow has returned to the AIS grid off the mid-Atlantic coast. Due in Baltimore tomorrow. I wonder what kind of cars they offload there?

Random musing: I think I need to...
Forum: European Delivery 07-17-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
Have you been in contact with the Performance...

Have you been in contact with the Performance Center?

I'm doing PCD also and I'm under the impression you can't schedule delivery until it clears the VPC.
Forum: European Delivery 07-17-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,876
Posted By akthorp
[QUOTE=vonmayr;9185563]NYK lines, the owner of...

[QUOTE=vonmayr;9185563]NYK lines, the owner of the fine ship Cronus Leader, doesn't offer the nice tracking that WW does - The only way I get any data is to speak with special sales. I don't know...
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
I've been following on Vesselfinder.com. I...

I've been following on Vesselfinder.com. I checked Fleetmon and it has the same info. It left the AIS grid nearly 2 days ago. It will reappear when it gets close enough to the U.S. Coast. It is due...
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
That shows the advantage of dropping in Munich. ...

That shows the advantage of dropping in Munich. Only 6 days from drop off to the boat vs. 3 weeks for me.
Forum: European Delivery 07-13-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
When/where did you drop off?

When/where did you drop off?
Forum: European Delivery 07-12-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By akthorp
I dropped in Nice and I emailed them about a week...

I dropped in Nice and I emailed them about a week after drop off requesting an update. They forwarded my email to BLG logistics who replied. About a week later I emailed BMW ED and they confirmed...
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,896
Posted By akthorp
I dropped in Nice 6/16. So it took over 3 weeks...

I dropped in Nice 6/16. So it took over 3 weeks to get on a ship.

I wish I knew the logistics of how it is determined what ship a particular car gets on. I was informed maybe 2 weeks ago I would...
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,896
Posted By akthorp
Update for anyone following and for me if I refer...

Update for anyone following and for me if I refer to this in the future.

Ivory Arrow arrived in Bremerhaven 8 July, loaded and left on the 9th. It arrived Southampton 10 July, loaded and left...
Forum: European Delivery 07-08-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
8/1 might be a little optimistic but perhaps...

8/1 might be a little optimistic but perhaps possible if no complications.

I need my bumper repaired and I'm taking redelivery at the Performance Center so I'm hoping before 9/1.
Forum: European Delivery 07-08-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By akthorp
Anybody else on the Ivory Arrow

As I posted in my ED thread, my car is scheduled to transit on the Ivory Arrow. It is loading up in Bremerhaven right now leaving today. It goes to Southampton, Baltimore, then to Brunswick arriving...
Forum: European Delivery 07-02-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,020
Posted By akthorp
I notice on your car you have small M badges...

I notice on your car you have small M badges behind the front fenders. I got a 435 M sport and I don't have those. I haven't noticed them on pictures of other M Sports.

What's with that?
...
Forum: European Delivery 07-01-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,896
Posted By akthorp
Grand Hotel on Corso Porta Nuova.

Grand Hotel on Corso Porta Nuova.
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