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Old 07-23-2013, 08:45 AM
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According to the 800 number, my vehicle is now in transit to the final port of delivery! Spoke with someone and was told the ship left on the 22nd and arrives in Port Hueneme in Oxnard on August 15. He didn't know the ship name though.

Strange thing is I don't see a ship leaving Bremerhaven on the 22nd. I wonder if it left from a different port or with a different carrier? I don't see my VIN with the tracking feature on W&W's site either.

I emailed my CA and am waiting on a reply -- it's only 7:45 am here.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:56 AM
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Hrmm - according to the Port of Hueneme, there is a vessel called the Grand Vega that arrives on 8/15/13 with cargo of "BMW / Toyo".

I wonder if that is my ship? I'm trying to locate to see if it left Bremerhaven but haven't been able to track that down yet. And the normal site for tracking the ship shows it as "out of range" right now. *shrug*
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:17 AM
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According to the 800 number, my vehicle is now in transit to the final port of delivery! Spoke with someone and was told the ship left on the 22nd and arrives in Port Hueneme in Oxnard on August 15. He didn't know the ship name though.

Strange thing is I don't see a ship leaving Bremerhaven on the 22nd. I wonder if it left from a different port or with a different carrier? I don't see my VIN with the tracking feature on W&W's site either.

I emailed my CA and am waiting on a reply -- it's only 7:45 am here.
Skierrob: Can you provide a timeline on your delivery time. that would be great! I am possibly working on a config and just want to figure out if it will be the complete painful 9 weeks!
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:31 AM
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Sure... so far it's like this for my 328:

June 28 -- order placed by dealer
July 1 - vehicle starts production
July 10 - vehicle production complete
July 12 - Vehicle on carrier to port of exit
July 15 - Vehicle at port of exit awaiting a shipping vessel
July 22- Vehicle being shipped to USA
August 15 (?) - Vehicle arrives in Port Hueneme for final prep and delivery to dealer



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Old 07-23-2013, 09:37 AM
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August 15 (?) - Vehicle arrives in Port Hueneme for final prep and delivery to dealer

That is pretty quick. I better finalize my CA and quote now.

I think you do have the new tech packg which includes touchpad. Make sure you post a review when you get the car.

Congratulations! and Happy tracking.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:47 AM
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Sure... so far it's like this for my 328:

June 28 -- order placed by dealer
July 1 - vehicle starts production
July 10 - vehicle production complete
July 12 - Vehicle on carrier to port of exit
July 15 - Vehicle at port of exit awaiting a shipping vessel
July 22- Vehicle being shipped to USA
August 15 (?) - Vehicle arrives in Port Hueneme for final prep and delivery to dealer



Robert
my timeline is similar but i put the order in 6/19 (or final revision at least). production was complete on july 12th or so, and on the 22nd updated status that the vehicle is in transit
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:50 AM
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I just realized that they have removed the Silver Matte Trim for 2014's as default and replaced by Dark Burl Walnut trim. I am not huge fan of Wood in my car, but have no intention to upgrade it to a ZSL.

Well i might just have to live with it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:00 AM
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I just realized that they have removed the Silver Matte Trim for 2014's as default and replaced by Dark Burl Walnut trim. I am not huge fan of Wood in my car, but have no intention to upgrade it to a ZSL.

Well i might just have to live with it.
Don't go by the website, it's often inaccurate.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:02 AM
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Sure... so far it's like this for my 328:

June 28 -- order placed by dealer
July 1 - vehicle starts production
July 10 - vehicle production complete
July 12 - Vehicle on carrier to port of exit
July 15 - Vehicle at port of exit awaiting a shipping vessel
July 22- Vehicle being shipped to USA
August 15 (?) - Vehicle arrives in Port Hueneme for final prep and delivery to dealer



Robert
Skierrob, my 2014 is waiting for a ship as well. Tried the W&W site and couldnt find it yet so I believe it hasn't been put on a ship. Apparently as you mentioned next monday (Talisman) and wednesday (Intergrity) are supposed to depart. Pretty sure I will be put on one of those. Maybe the same ship?? Any other way to track which ship its on besides putting in the VIN # under Cargo ID??? Please advise.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:02 AM
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my timeline is similar but i put the order in 6/19 (or final revision at least). production was complete on july 12th or so, and on the 22nd updated status that the vehicle is in transit
Crop, we need to find out what ship we are on so we can start tracking it to the Panama Canal! ;0
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:04 AM
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i see you're on a boat already... missed that thread. See if you can still answer my previous question or anyone else out there.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:04 AM
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Don't go by the website, it's often inaccurate.
No I did not. I got it from Jon Shafer's pdf for F30 2014's ordering.

Sorry to hijack your thread here Rob.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:04 AM
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Don't go by the website, it's often inaccurate.
Dark Burl Wood Trim is now standard on the 328i. Actually a good thing for me cause I was going to pay $500 for that option. I understand it sucks if you wanted the silver trim though.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:10 PM
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i see you're on a boat already... missed that thread. See if you can still answer my previous question or anyone else out there.
I'm confused, because I know I'm on a boat that left on the 22nd and arrives in California on 8/15 but....

1. I don't know the ship name.
2. My VIN still doesn't populate on the W&W site
3. The ship departed on the 22nd according to BMW, but there is no departure according to W&W's site until the 29th.

I'll let you know as soon as I know what ship I'm on -- I don't think it was shipped through W&W though.
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I'm confused, because I know I'm on a boat that left on the 22nd and arrives in California on 8/15 but....

1. I don't know the ship name.
2. My VIN still doesn't populate on the W&W site
3. The ship departed on the 22nd according to BMW, but there is no departure according to W&W's site until the 29th.

I'll let you know as soon as I know what ship I'm on -- I don't think it was shipped through W&W though.
How did you find out what ship you were on then? I didn't realize there were other shipping companies besides W&W.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:48 PM
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I'm confused, because I know I'm on a boat that left on the 22nd and arrives in California on 8/15 but....

1. I don't know the ship name.
2. My VIN still doesn't populate on the W&W site
3. The ship departed on the 22nd according to BMW, but there is no departure according to W&W's site until the 29th.

I'll let you know as soon as I know what ship I'm on -- I don't think it was shipped through W&W though.
You got me confused now as well... still wondering how you found out? Your CA or the 1800 people at BMW NA??
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:48 PM
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My CA has confirmed that I am on a ship called the Grand Vega. It arrives on August 15 into Port Hueneme.

From what I can tell, it isn't operated by W&W??????

Port Hueneme arrival schedule PDF is at http://www.portofhueneme.org/documen...l_schedule.pdf

This shows the Grand Vega arriving with BMW cargo on August 15.

Earlier today, btw, I was guessing that I was on the Grand Vega solely on the facts that the 800 number said I was on a ship and the ship would arrive on the 15th, and the only ship arriving into Port Hueneme on the 15th is the Grand Vega and it showed cargo as "BMW / Toyo".

But now my CA has confirmed the ship name for me so I'm 100% certain I am on the Grand Vega.

Robert

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Old 07-23-2013, 02:34 PM
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Got it. This shipping company may be an alternative to W&W since you are on the West Coast possibly? Good thing is you are on a boat floating closer to your dealer. Good luck with your new ride!
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:50 PM
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BMW does use the K-Line to ship to the West Coast as well as W&W. This is lifted from a post on Bimmerfest that tells in detail the production and shipping process:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hp?p=4383536#1

3.1 - BMW ships with several cargo lines and carriers, depending on the destination.
• Wallenius&Wilhelmsen (parent company for several ship lines listed below)
• EUKOR - a division of Wallenius Lines
• UECC - another division of Wallenius Lines
• A.P. Mφller - yet another division and ship line owned or operated by Wallenius Lines
• Mark 1 Shipping - owned or operated by Wallenius Lines
• K-LINE (Usually BMW West Coast deliveries only, but sometimes ships to NY/NJ as NYK-Line) K-Line is not a W&W company
• ARC - Often operated by, or under the direction of Wallenius Lines

If you ever get a chance to visit the VDC in Oxnard, it's quite a trip - I did one in 2007. The LA Chapter of BMWCCA has organized a few of these over the years.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:29 PM
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I just realized that they have removed the Silver Matte Trim for 2014's as default and replaced by Dark Burl Walnut trim. I am not huge fan of Wood in my car, but have no intention to upgrade it to a ZSL.

Well i might just have to live with it.
I have the Dark Burl Walnut in my current car (Titanium Silver), and think it is very attractive. Did not even see it as available when I ordered my F31 (Glacial Silver) so I chose the Anthracite. Some have said that is good-looking too. Car has been sitting in Bremerhaven since 7/15 waiting for a ship.

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I'm confused, because I know I'm on a boat that left on the 22nd and arrives in California on 8/15 but...
You left without me! My car got to Bremerhaven yesterday (July 23) and missed this ship by a day.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:21 PM
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Awwww.... hopefully you will get on the July 29 departure!

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You left without me! My car got to Bremerhaven yesterday (July 23) and missed this ship by a day.
...harsh! Maybe we will be rubbing paint on the way over next week? Monday or Wednesdays departure it appears...Talisman or Integrity.
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...harsh! Maybe we will be rubbing paint on the way over next week? Monday or Wednesdays departure it appears...Talisman or Integrity.
My car is headed to California (I see you are in Maryland so an East Coast ship I assume).
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My car is headed to California (I see you are in Maryland so an East Coast ship I assume).
You need to move east so you can get your car faster and a shorter trip for ED next time you decide on a new bimmer. No earthquakes, fires or mudslides to worry about in our neck of the woods. Let me know what ship you get on when you find out. FREDERIC said in my thread about "Anyone waiting for a ship..." said there is Trop Storm Dipstick coming off of Africa heading towards the great U S of A. Seriously??? However, I jumped on it and it appears according to my Jim Cantore senses that there is a High Pressure system directly north of it and cold water to travel over for the next two days PLUS some good ol' wind sheer! Let's keep our fingers crossed. Don't need our babies at the bottom of the ocean. That would be pure insanity!!!!!!
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