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Old 07-16-2012, 10:50 AM
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The MAGNON just popped up on http://www.marinetraffic.com (it has been "out of range"). It is at the Suez canal.

This url will probably be out of date, soon: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/def...0&type_color=7
You can track the transatlantic portion when it it's out of range of the marinetraffic.com coastal site at www.sailwx.info/shiptrack

My ship, the TALISMAN, is about 300 nm west of Ireland, due in to Baltimore on 7/23.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:23 AM
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AndDown you and 328i4me made it on the boat, but I didn't...

ETA to Oxnard is 8/8 -- leaving plenty of time for delivery before I depart for Bimmerfest East...



Interestingly enough, my other 335i sold order did not either...
WooWoo - thanks for the update, Jon. Any idea if the car will make it to BMW of Santa Barbara by 8/11 (Saturday)? Need to purchase train tickets to SB.

Best news of the day!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:24 PM
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WooWoo - thanks for the update, Jon. Any idea if the car will make it to BMW of Santa Barbara by 8/11 (Saturday)? Need to purchase train tickets to SB.

Best news of the day!!!
I wish I could provide some encouragement. The following weekend is much more probable..

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:47 PM
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I wish I could provide some encouragement. The following weekend is much more probable..

Thanks, Jon...I will get train tickets for the following weekend...which also happens to be the same weekend the Ironman Triathlon is being held in Santa Barbara - all hotels sold out already!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:55 PM
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Hi Jon, thanks again for all of the friendly words of encouragement to those of us awaiting these new cars. It's rather unfair that yours got left in Munchen while some of us whiners made it on the boat.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:40 AM
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You can track the transatlantic portion when it it's out of range of the marinetraffic.com coastal site at www.sailwx.info/shiptrack

My ship, the TALISMAN, is about 300 nm west of Ireland, due in to Baltimore on 7/23.
Cool site. Just found my ship (TYSLA) docked in Southamptom at 12:40pm, England time.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:30 PM
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I wish I could provide some encouragement. The following weekend is much more probable..

Jon, Finally a change in Production Status. Just called the 800 # , and our Bimmer is in the Paint Shop with a production completion of Friday July 20th. They are applying the Melbourne Red Exterior Paint as I type this Reply. Another reason for a SAG:thumbup : Now the wait will begin shortly to get on ship bound for the East Coast. Which port do they use when it is a PCD ? Is it Baltimore ? We are not familar with East Coast Delivery, as our two previous BMW's arrived from Germany on the West Coast at the VDC at PH just down the road from you in Beautiful Santa Barbara More SAG time. Can't wait for our Fall PCD. We look forward to seeing yours soon too
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:35 AM
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"I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat..."

Turns out it's not the Mignon, but rather, Dorado Leader...

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:08 AM
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"I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat..."

Turns out it's not the Mignon, but rather, Dorado Leader...

Me Too!
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"I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat..."

Turns out it's not the Mignon, but rather, Dorado Leader...

Dorito what what?

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Cool site. Just found my ship (TYSLA) docked in Southamptom at 12:40pm, England time.
My F10 is on the Tysla as well. Have not seen an update for a few days, but supposedly only three days until it docks down in Baltimore. We should see it on the AIS system tomorrow or the next day.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:29 PM
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Dorito what what?

Don't rock the boat.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:40 PM
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"I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat..."

Turns out it's not the Mignon, but rather, Dorado Leader...

Congrats, Jon!!! You deserve a break today!

I'll be emailing you about details re: picking up our car on August 18. We were up in Camarillo/Oxnard this weekend and took a drive to see the BMW VPC...could only look in through the gates! There was a ship in the harbor that looked like a vehicle carrier, but was not able to get into the security area to check it out.

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Old 07-23-2012, 01:16 PM
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This is what the most recent status update looks like from the dealer side in case you are interested...




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hi jon, i ordered a 2013 bmw 328i from the coast bmw dealer ship,can you help me track it ?? i called the service they told me the vehicle has been transferred to the port exit, but can not have the other details....
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:06 PM
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From my understanding, when it is at port, it is being prepped for shipping and waiting on a boat.

When you call the 1-800-831-1117 number for BMW NA, say vehicle production status, provide your partial VIN(last 7 numbers/letters of VIN) or your production order number, then tell them it's an order number or a VIN.
When they tell you it is in transit, check this website http://www.2wglobal.com/www/WEP/index.jsp.
Select customer center and click track and trace.
Next enter your entire VIN number (you can get it from your dealer) into the Cargo ID box, then click track. If you have a problem, make sure you entered it in the correct box. It's the box to the right of the words "cargo ID"

This should pull up the name of the ship you are on, the port your car is destined for, and the approximate date it will arrive in port. If you click on the voyage number link, it will pull up the destinations for your ship and the approximate dates in a seperate window.

You can then track your ship (if in range of shore beacons) with this website http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/. If it is in range, you should be able to find it by typing in the ship name.

If it is not in range of shore, you can use this website http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/index.html Enter in your ships name (or the call sign if the name does not work) and it will give the last reported position. The call sign is available on the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics website (first link I pointed to above). Sometimes the ship will not report very often, or at all during the transatlantic crossing, so don't worry if your ship does not update.

It's also possible that your ship will not be on a W&W ship. If that is the case, there are a few other lines, but I would try this site first as they seem to be the primary carrier of BMW cars to North America.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I am awaiting my own car just as much as you are awaiting yours. Helping others as I was helped is a good feeling...plus it keeps the itch to track my car down and that makes my wife happy.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:45 PM
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Turns out it's not the Mignon, but rather, Dorado Leader...

The Dorado Leader just popped back up on http://www.marinetraffic.com near the Portugal Azores.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:14 PM
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hi jon, i ordered a 2013 bmw 328i from the coast bmw dealer ship,can you help me track it ?? i called the service they told me the vehicle has been transferred to the port exit, but can not have the other details....
Coast BMW in SLO??
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:33 PM
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The Tysla has been sighted on AIS and it's probably 10 hours from the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. It is then another few hours to Baltimore.
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the tysla has been sighted on ais and it's probably 10 hours from the entrance to the chesapeake bay. It is then another few hours to baltimore.
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I see as of 12:05pm eastern time the TYSLA is in the middle of Chesapeake Bay heading to Baltimore. Hey, Hey, Hey!!!
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Yep, it's in Maryland. Another member's ship has docked in NY/NJ and is probably being offloaded now (the Topeka).

What stinks is that I won't be able to pick up my car until next weekend. My conference schedule next week is horrible...each day is just long enough that by the time it's done and I could drive to my dealer...the dealer will have closed. AAARRGGHH
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I see as of 12:05pm eastern time the TYSLA is in the middle of Chesapeake Bay heading to Baltimore. Hey, Hey, Hey!!!
My car is on that ship..maybe it can take a water taxi ( like in Venince) to the VPC...
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:56 AM
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my car is in the port waiting the shipping vessel now ......
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:08 AM
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I think I'm driving myself NUTS by watching this blog every day. My 2013 328 Sparkling Bronze Metallic, Dakota Veneto Beige interior, Luxury Line, Lighting Package, Premium Package, Technology Package, Anti-theft, Heated Front Seats, Harman Kardon Surround was:
Ordered on: 7/7/12
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Now I'm just sitting here wondering how long before it is on a ship?? I really appreciated some of the information some of you have put on this thread to help people track our ordered vehicles but it has put me on edge. HAHAHAHA!!! In a good way.

The ONLY complaint I have is that I had to pay for a $900 Lightning Package?? You would think BMW would WANT the halo eyes of the car to shine bright!!! Isn't that would makes everyone know a BMW is headed their way??? A signature look for them? I'm just happy that with the 2013 you no longer have to pay $400 to have split fold down rear seats. The best part, my dealer gave me a pretty good discount on the ordered vehicle, which I didn't think they'd do.

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