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Old 09-26-2013, 03:34 PM
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Bremerhaven to California (waiting at the port)

Been following the "Bremerhaven to NY" thread for a bit just for kicks, so thought I would start a thread for those of us who are on the west coast waiting for our cars to ship.

My 328i M Sport started "production" on September 16th and finished production on September 24th. According to the 800 number, the car is on its way to the "port of exit" today September 26th.

According to the WW website, their ships to Port Hueneme leave Bremerhaven every two weeks. The next ship (Tortugas) leaves on October 5th arriving at Port Hueneme on October 30th. After that ship, the next ship (Elektra) leaves on October 19th arriving at Port Hueneme on November 13th.

From what I have read, BMW does use carriers other than WW.

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:44 PM
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Check for "BMW" in the Cargo column here - http://www.portofhueneme.org/documen...l_schedule.pdf

Includes ships from all carriers to the port. The dates here are very accurate. They should post the october/november schedule in a week or two.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:12 PM
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Includes ships from all carriers to the port. The dates here are very accurate. They should post the october/november schedule in a week or two.
Toronto is two days behind, and Auriga Leader is not even shown there
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:57 PM
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Did the Auriga Leader come out of Bremerhaven with BMWs?

As best as I can tell from the NYK line website (http://www2.nykline.com/vesselschedu...=***39;ADVANCED'), there are no ships to Port Hueneme in the next 4 weeks.

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Old 09-26-2013, 09:36 PM
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My car supposedly finished production today and I'm waiting for it in SoCal. So I'll be following this thread for sure! I also noticed the WW Oct 5 schedule and figured my car would (hopefully) make it on that ship.
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I guess I'm in the same boat (heh) - I'm in the Bay Area and my car is "at the port awaiting the shipping vessel". So I guess we're looking at the beginning of November. Ugh, I've already been waiting since mid August.
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Did the Auriga Leader come out of Bremerhaven with BMWs?

As best as I can tell from the NYK line website (http://www2.nykline.com/vesselschedu...=***39;ADVANCED'), there are no ships to Port Hueneme in the next 4 weeks.
Yes it left the port on September 14th and it is due in California on October 11th. My car is on it!


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Old 09-28-2013, 09:20 AM
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The Auriga Leader is a couple hundred miles northwest of the Panama Canal.

The status of my car has changed to "at the port waiting" for a ship. Hoping it makes the Tortugas by next Saturday. The Tortugas has been sitting in Bremerhaven for a few days now. Hopefully, its taking cars as it waits to depart on the 5th.

If anyone knows how to find a schedule online for the NYK line ships leaving Bremerhaven for the US west coast, please let me know.
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If anyone knows how to find a schedule online for the NYK line ships leaving Bremerhaven for the US west coast, please let me know.
Let everybody know
I don't believe it exists on line.
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The page exists online but according to the search, they have no ships going anywhere.

http://www2.nykline.com/vesselschedu...=***39;ADVANCED'

The NYK Europe website states that they have 4-6 ships a month leaving Bremerhaven for Port Hueneme. Looking at the Port Hueneme schedule, that might be the case.

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Old 09-30-2013, 08:40 AM
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According to the 800 number my car is still sitting at the port. However, I was able to obtain a schedule for NYK Lines ships to Port Hueneme.

Other than the Tortugas (WW) which is scheduled to leave Bremerhaven on Oct 5, NYK Lines has/had ships leaving Bremerhaven for Port Hueneme on Sept 26 (Sagittarius Leader), October 11 (Rigel Leader), Oct 24 (Metis Leader) which is a brand new ship.

The Auriga Leader which left Bremerhaven on Sep 14 is making its way through the Panama Canal this morning.

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Do all California dealers receive vehicles through Port Hueneme or are there ships that come in to Long Beach? I could only find Port Hueneme.
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I believe all BMWs for California dealerships come through Port Hueneme but some of the more seasoned veterans on this site may know better.
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Do all California dealers receive vehicles through Port Hueneme or are there ships that come in to Long Beach? I could only find Port Hueneme.
I have not seen any of these vessels stop at the Long Beach


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NYK Lines does have ships that stop at Long Beach from Bremerhaven. Some of the ones I mentioned above stop at Long Beach just before Port Hueneme. However, I believe they only offload BMWs at Port Hueneme. Again, hopefully someone with a bit more experience can confirm this.
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Do all California dealers receive vehicles through Port Hueneme or are there ships that come in to Long Beach? I could only find Port Hueneme.
They all come through Port Hueneme then are drive the one mile to the Oxnard prep center.
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Been following the "Bremerhaven to NY" thread for a bit just for kicks, so thought I would start a thread for those of us who are on the west coast waiting for our cars to ship.

My 328i M Sport started "production" on September 16th and finished production on September 24th. According to the 800 number, the car is on its way to the "port of exit" today September 26th.

According to the WW website, their ships to Port Hueneme leave Bremerhaven every two weeks. The next ship (Tortugas) leaves on October 5th arriving at Port Hueneme on October 30th. After that ship, the next ship (Elektra) leaves on October 19th arriving at Port Hueneme on November 13th.

From what I have read, BMW does use carriers other than WW.
I'm waiting to hear from my CA, but I think the 328 I picked up in Munich and dropped off in Zurich 4 weeks ago will be on the next ship to Port Hueneme. That ships name is Tortugas LOL. Toutugas translates to "at a snail's pace" in English. Really? I wish they would put it on a ship named Zippy or Lightspeed.
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Close. Tortugas = turtles in English. .


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The Auriga Leader passing through Miraflores Lock of the Panama Canal about 5 minutes ago.

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Mine left Bremerhaven on 9/9. Scheduled to arrive at Port Hueneme on 10/4. Vessel is TORONTO. Stopped in Belgium then UK then Panama. left on 9/26 and arrives 10/4.
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My 428i was produced Aug. 26. Two ships (to my knowledge) have come and gone during the time between production and today.

The car reached the port of exit on Sept. 21 so it sat around somewhere for 26 days between production and reaching the port of exit.

Car awaiting transportation from Bremerhaven to Calif. since Sept. 21.
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The Tortugas is leaving Saturday.

Keep your fingers crossed.
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There seems to be little inconsistency in getting cars onto these ships. Production on my car was completed on September 6. About a week later it was loaded onto the Independence II which reached the port in Baltimore this past weekend and should be at my dealer by this weekend. From end of production to dealer (through East coast port) in less than 5 weeks.
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I believe all BMWs for California dealerships come through Port Hueneme but some of the more seasoned veterans on this site may know better.
My understanding is that they have a port facility at Bayonne NJ, Brunswick GA and Port Hueneme CA. They were also building one in Baltimore MD which I believe is operative now. Those are the only ones that showed up when I did a web search on the subject a year or so ago...
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My 428i was produced Aug. 26. Two ships (to my knowledge) have come and gone during the time between production and today.

The car reached the port of exit on Sept. 21 so it sat around somewhere for 26 days between production and reaching the port of exit.

Car awaiting transportation from Bremerhaven to Calif. since Sept. 21.
My car finished production of 9/26. Today the status changed from 'on it's way to port of exit' to 'at port of exit waiting for shipping vessel.' That's 5 days from end of production to being at port.

I am hoping it will be on the POrt HUeneme bound Tortugas ship that departs Bremerhaven 10/5 and arrives California 10/30. That would mean delivery first week of November I assume which is prefect timing for any possible holiday incentives....
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