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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:38 AM
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Transfer Times at Bremerhaven

So I ordered a X3 F25 on 4 June 2012 and it was build by 13 June 2012. Found out through this forum how to track the ship that will deliver it from the USA to South Africa and found out that it got shipped on 19 June and arrived in Bremerhaven Germany on 3 July 2012. I was praying that it would be on the BESS that were due to depart Bremerhaven on 7 July, but nothing is showing on WWL's search.

Does anyone now how long it takes for a vehicle to be transfered from one ship another at Bremerhaven port? My concern is that my delivery date has moved on end of of September, but if it was on put on the BESS, I should have it by end of this month or early August.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:21 AM
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Update:
So the X3 is not on the BESS. Had an update on WWL website, car status in now "DELIVERED FROM" at Bremerhaven on 10 July. Next Ship to depart for SA from Bremerhaven is the ELEKTRA on 16 July.

I assume that DELIVERED FROM means that they acknowledge that the car is on the docks at Bremerhaven.

My question remains, how long does a vehicle wait till it gets on the next boat. Bearing in mind that it took 7 days to acknowledge that the car was on the docks at Bremerhaven. It also took 6 days after build finish before getting on a boat in South Carolina. Maybe the Americans are more efficient than their European counterparts.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:39 AM
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I wish I could help you. I'm surprised they shipped it to Germany first before shipping to SA. I am guessing its just more economical that way.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:23 AM
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Update:

The monologue continues. Got confirmation from my dealer that my X3 is ready for shipping from Bremerhaven. The Elektra is due to leave Bremerhaven today, so I hope my car will be on it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:01 PM
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Hope you'll post some photos of the new ride with Joburg in the back ground...I'm expat living in S.Cali for over 30 years
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:25 AM
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Hope you'll post some photos of the new ride with Joburg in the back ground...I'm expat living in S.Cali for over 30 years
I certainly will.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:54 AM
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My car is now in that unknown space. It's either still in Germany according to the shipping company's website or in transit to South Africa according to my dealer.

Aaaaaaaaaarrrrh, the wait is killing me. I should have just bought one off the floor.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:33 AM
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Mistry solved. For X series delivered from USA to South Africa two different shipping companies are used. The first leg is done by WWL and one can track the delivery from their site. The second leg is done by Hoegh shipping, not so traceable like WWL. Here one has to wait for a ship name to appear on the dealer's system. Once you have the name of the ship from the dealer you can track the ship on marinetraffic website.

So mid August I should be a happy boy.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:43 PM
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Mistry solved. For X series delivered from USA to South Africa two different shipping companies are used. The first leg is done by WWL and one can track the delivery from their site. The second leg is done by Hoegh shipping, not so traceable like WWL. Here one has to wait for a ship name to appear on the dealer's system. Once you have the name of the ship from the dealer you can track the ship on marinetraffic website.

So mid August I should be a happy boy.
That's an amazingly long wait!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:40 AM
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Yes it's been. But knowing where the car is has proved to be some relief.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:41 AM
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2 months on the dot from order date, and my X3 is getting off the ship at Durban harbour. Info I have from an authorative source are indicating that I should have the car within the next two weeks.

Logistics are as follow:
- 3 days 700km trip to the Rosslin distribution centre in Pretoria
- 2-3 days inspection
- 2-3 days dealer options added
The I take delivery.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:41 PM
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Murphy's law: my delivery has been delayed due to the first snow fall in 30 years in South Africa, affecting transport from the coast to the inland areas.

How much longer will this pain endure.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:20 AM
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Murphy's law: my delivery has been delayed due to the first snow fall in 30 years in South Africa, affecting transport from the coast to the inland areas.

How much longer will this pain endure.
Damn sorry to hear that, weather has been strange lately. Hottest year ever in the US.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:56 PM
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Still waiting. Now the tracking system is not updating.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:54 AM
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So I got my car. Pix to follow.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 AM
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:46 PM
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Congratulations! You've had a long wait!
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:12 PM
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Congrats on the delivery! Nice color!


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Old 08-25-2012, 07:12 AM
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Thanks guys. I shall post some more snaps tomorrow.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:34 PM
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:30 AM
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Congratualtion on a really nice ride, at least your wait is over. Waiting for my X3 to get on a ship, completed build on the 6th Aug, but not on it's way to Bremerhaven yet. Tracking system on Owners Circle says VDC on the 25th Oct, I am hoping it gets here sooner through.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:24 AM
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