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Old 10-13-2013, 06:08 AM
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Ghost- You are definitely turning lemons into lemonade on this one! I'm glad things are going to work out for you. Please keep us posted on the delivery of your new-new 7!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:35 AM
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Good luck, Ghost! You handled this much calmer than I would have. Props to you for that. I hope the car goes through production quickly and gets on a ship quickly as well. I won't be able to share the experience with you this time, like the first time on the Turandot, but I'll be watching this thread for your progress.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

Thank you to all for your well wishes. I will keep everyone up to date with regards to my new - new Seven. Interestingly, the Turandot is back in Europe and is anchored off the coast of Germany. Perhaps my next car will also be brought over on the Turandot, but hopefully with better results.


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Old 10-13-2013, 02:13 PM
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Please include us on the vessel journey for the new one. We'll Join you for it. You were nice company on the Turandot journey.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:15 PM
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Please include us on the vessel journey for the new one. We'll Join you for it. You were nice company on the Turandot journey.
It is just about that time. Production on my new - new Seven has been completed. It is now on its way to Bremmerhaven. I should have the name of the ship in the near future.


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Old 11-06-2013, 02:02 PM
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I look forward to traveling with you again. I wish us calm seas and fair skies. Feel free to do the happy dance at any time during the journey. You're finally going to get your new Bimmer!

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Old 11-06-2013, 03:57 PM
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My car was loaded on to Aida today and will depart Bremerhaven tomorrow with an arrival date of 11/20 in NJ.


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Old 11-06-2013, 04:49 PM
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I do not think my Bimmer made it onto this ship. I went onto the WW site and there is no record of my Bimmer in their system yet.


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Old 11-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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I look forward to traveling with you again. I wish us calm seas and fair skies. Feel free to do the happy dance at any time during the journey. You're finally going to get your new Bimmer!

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Old 11-06-2013, 08:05 PM
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Great news, Ghost! Hope you have better luck this time.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:56 PM
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:06 AM
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Re: Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

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I do not think my Bimmer made it onto this ship. I went onto the WW site and there is no record of my Bimmer in their system yet.

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Hi. Is there any easy way to figure out if a car is on this ship. My car has been "awaiting a shipping vessel" according to the 800 number status for the last 3-4 days. My SA has been less than helpful in responding to queries about the ship.

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:44 AM
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Hi. Is there any easy way to figure out if a car is on this ship. My car has been "awaiting a shipping vessel" according to the 800 number status for the last 3-4 days. My SA has been less than helpful in responding to queries about the ship.

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Go to the WW site. Go to the tracking area on the site. Type in the last seven characters of the VIN into the box next to "cargo" and then hit the track button.

NOTE: This will only work if your Bimmer is being transported on a WW ship. NOT all BMW cars are transported on a WW ship.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:12 AM
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Re: Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

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Go to the WW site. Go to the tracking area on the site. Type in the last seven characters of the VIN into the box next to "cargo" and then hit the track button.

NOTE: This will only work if your Bimmer is being transported on a WW ship. NOT all BMW cars are transported on a WW ship.
Thanks very much I will give that a try.

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Old 11-08-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

I was able to confirm my car is on the Aida which is scheduled to arrive in NY/NJ on 11/20.

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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I was able to confirm my car is on the Aida which is scheduled to arrive in NY/NJ on 11/20.

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My car missed the Aida. It looks like my car will be shipped on the Topeka, which departs Bremmerhaven on 11/13/13 and arrives in the Port of NY on 11/28/13.

Interestingly, if my car had taken just a little longer to produce, it would probably be shipped on the Turandot, which is the next ship that leaves after the Topeka, and which was the ship that brought my first Seven to the USA, which was callously stolen.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:24 PM
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Re: Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

Sorry to hear about your troubles. That sounds really bizarre. Hopefully your dealership is able to take some preventative measures this time. So you get a belated Thanksgiving present.

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:38 PM
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. That sounds really bizarre. Hopefully your dealership is able to take some preventative measures this time. So you get a belated Thanksgiving present.

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It actually worked out in my favor. I had not accepted delivery of the stolen car. Therefore, either the dealer or BMW had to make the insurance claim on their insurance. My new car has a feature that the other did not, which I decided I really wanted. I was not going to accept delivery until 10-23-13 so I am only being delayed by 5 weeks and I get the additional feature that I wanted.


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Old 11-08-2013, 08:54 PM
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My car missed the Aida. It looks like my car will be shipped on the Topeka, which departs Bremmerhaven on 11/13/13 and arrives in the Port of NY on 11/28/13.

Interestingly, if my car had taken just a little longer to produce, it would probably be shipped on the Turandot, which is the next ship that leaves after the Topeka, and which was the ship that brought my first Seven to the USA, which was callously stolen.
Probably best that your car isn't going to be on the Turandot. Ship Captain knows you and there might be some bad mojo still lingering there for a car of yours.
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Was at Bremerhaven

Arrived in Georgia 10/28. I went by my dealership TODAY and saw it finally arrived. Hoping they remember to call me tomorrow (Monday). It was difficult to resist just leaving a PostIt! note on their door letting them know I took it home!


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Old 11-11-2013, 07:41 PM
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:24 PM
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Probably best that your car isn't going to be on the Turandot. Ship Captain knows you and there might be some bad mojo still lingering there for a car of yours.
The Topeka left Bremerhaven today (11-14-13) without my new seven, which has been at the port since 11-7-13.

The Turandot is the next ship in line to arrive in Bremerhaven on 11-20-13.

It looks like the same ship is going to transport my new ride.

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The Topeka left Bremerhaven today (11-14-13) without my new seven, which has been at the port since 11-7-13.

The Turandot is the next ship in line to arrive in Bremerhaven on 11-20-13.

It looks like the same ship is going to transport my new ride.

This is bad karma!
Does it not take a day or so to reflect in their systems? 7 days seems like a long time at the port, unless they have a backlog of vehicles.

On an unrelated note, any idea how long once the ship has docked at the destination port it would take to clear VPC ? I cant seem to remember from my last order how long it took.
The Aida is suppose to arrive at Port Newark on 11/20, so I was hoping the dealer might have the car by 11/22. Dealer is about 30 minutes drive from the Port.
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I imagine it varies but mine took 4 or 5 days to go from ship to dealer and dealer is within 40 minutes from port.


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