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      Yesterday, 05:31 PM   #1563
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Haha, hey, sucks you had to wait so long (I'm at like 4 months, myself), but only ONE MORE DAY!!!
Wow 4 months???? I was thinking 3 months is already a long wait. How many days did it actually take from the day production got completed until you received your car?

Reason i'm asking is I placed an order for my car on 12Sep & Production started on 15Sep and completed on 30Sep. From 01Oct until now the status of my car is Ready for Transportation (but in actual the car is physically on the Port waiting for the Ship).
The production itself is no longer than a week. "Ready for transport" was a painful stage as it took more than three weeks. Once it is in transport, there's another 20 days or so to reach the dealership depending on where you live and which VPC the vehicle is going to be drop off at.
Damn is waiting at the port in Mexico 2-3
Weeks normal? My car started production today, my previous car was a ~2 week wait at Bremerhaven but that was unusually long.
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Damn is waiting at the port in Mexico 2-3
Weeks normal? My car started production today, my previous car was a ~2 week wait at Bremerhaven but that was unusually long.
Yep, it's about par for the course right now.
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I contacted bmw genius and they gave me an ETA of the 24th for my car to be delivered to the dealership and said it's possible it could be a day or two earlier than there estimate as my car just was processed today. They even had the name of carrier that will be transporting car. Pretty helpful as my dealer didn't give me that info. So if you guys haven't already I'd contact them as they should have some info. GL to everyone else!
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For those waiting for a ship from Altamira to Baltimore, the next scheduled ship is the Freedom. It will arrive in Altamira early tomorrow morning and leave around midnight tomorrow night. Arrives in Baltimore on 11/1, with stops in Brunswick and Charleston along the way. It's a Wallenius ship so the cargo can likely be tracked on their site.
Hey, where do you find your info on these ships? I was checking on marinetraffic.com and can't locate that info. I'm in NY, I hope we will be on the same ship since we missed that Friday one.

I just checked Wallenius site....seems like this boat only goes to Baltimore direct. Unless they unload my car there onto a truck dont think I will be on this one as well.

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I contacted bmw genius and they gave me an ETA of the 24th for my car to be delivered to the dealership and said it's possible it could be a day or two earlier than there estimate as my car just was processed today. They even had the name of carrier that will be transporting car. Pretty helpful as my dealer didn't give me that info. So if you guys haven't already I'd contact them as they should have some info. GL to everyone else!
Thanks for this tip; I just called the Genius hotline and got some additional info on my projected VPC departure and dealer arrival dates. I hope they can stick to the schedule because, if so, it would mean it only takes 5 days at VPC to get the M Performance parts added!
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Hey, where do you find your info on these ships? I was checking on marinetraffic.com and can't locate that info. I'm in NY, I hope we will be on the same ship since we missed that Friday one.

I just checked Wallenius site....seems like this boat only goes to Baltimore direct. Unless they unload my car there onto a truck dont think I will be on this one as well.
I was bored so looked through this thread to find the common carrier names, and found that most are either RCC, Wallenius, or K-Line. I assumed that BMW wasn't showing up at the dock in Altamira trying to charter a RORO for the week. I figured out there were 5 ships that would go from Altamira to at least near Baltimore after my car was built. I didn't really pay much attention to Newark as I knew my car would go to Baltimore (port location on Vehicle Inquiry from dealer). Your best bet for Newark is the Polaris Highway, leaving Altamira on 10/29 and getting to Newark on 11/5. The RCC ships seem to take a long route and the WW and K-line seem to be faster. This is the K-line schedule that includes Newark for the next few weeks.

My last two BMW's were European Delivery and I found it fascinating to find what ship you were on (Maersk at the time I think, maybe WW) and track it from the day it was loaded. At that time most of the ports had live webcams so you could see the ship as it left Bremerhaven and eventually arrived in Newark. This process from Mexico seems way more disconnected than it did from Germany.
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Damn is waiting at the port in Mexico 2-3
Weeks normal? My car started production today, my previous car was a ~2 week wait at Bremerhaven but that was unusually long.
In Germany, if a train is supposed to leave the station at 10:55, it leaves at 10:55. In Mexico, if a train is supposed to leave the station at 10:55, it might be early, might be late, but it will never leave at 10:55. I think getting cars from San Luis Potosi to the US is a work in process for BMW. Besides the rail and truck logistics within Mexico, they have had to work around multiple Gulf of Mexico storms. I would think the process will get better as the year goes on.
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I just called BMW Genius (today is the 2 week mark for mine sitting in "ready to transport" and I'm antsy lol) and they did have an update.

For reference my order was submitted on 9/10, and it went through production and got to ready to transport on 10/7. They were able to inform me that my car is on the Grand Champion which departed yesterday. With an estimated 12days until it arrives at the Port in New Jersey. So if any others have similar order dates perhaps we're on the same boat!

Not sure how to track this as you guys have been doing, each time I look at the vessel tracker it has the grand champion ending its journey in Charleston -so maybe it'll continue on from there.

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I just called BMW Genius (today is the 2 week mark for mine sitting in "ready to transport" and I'm antsy lol) and they did have an update.

For reference my order was submitted on 9/10, and it went through production and got to ready to transport on 10/7. They were able to inform me that my car is on the Grand Champion which departed yesterday. With an estimated 12days until it arrives at the Port in New Jersey. So if any others have similar order dates perhaps we're on the same boat!

Not sure how to track this as you guys have been doing, each time I look at the vessel tracker it has the grand champion ending its journey in Charleston -so maybe it'll continue on from there.

w00t.
Finally, my car is on the same ship as yours with an estimated time of arrival of Nov. 1st.
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I was bored so looked through this thread to find the common carrier names, and found that most are either RCC, Wallenius, or K-Line. I assumed that BMW wasn't showing up at the dock in Altamira trying to charter a RORO for the week. I figured out there were 5 ships that would go from Altamira to at least near Baltimore after my car was built. I didn't really pay much attention to Newark as I knew my car would go to Baltimore (port location on Vehicle Inquiry from dealer). Your best bet for Newark is the Polaris Highway, leaving Altamira on 10/29 and getting to Newark on 11/5. The RCC ships seem to take a long route and the WW and K-line seem to be faster. This is the K-line schedule that includes Newark for the next few weeks.

My last two BMW's were European Delivery and I found it fascinating to find what ship you were on (Maersk at the time I think, maybe WW) and track it from the day it was loaded. At that time most of the ports had live webcams so you could see the ship as it left Bremerhaven and eventually arrived in Newark. This process from Mexico seems way more disconnected than it did from Germany.
Thank you for the info. My car actually got loaded yesterday onto the Grand Champion est. arrival of Nov. 1st.
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Thank you for the info. My car actually got loaded yesterday onto the Grand Champion est. arrival of Nov. 1st.
One thing I did not factor in was that cars might leave from Veracruz instead of Altamira. Awesome you are on a ship. Are you officially dispatched as of today? I changed to awaiting carrier assignment, so hoping it is leaving today.
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I just called BMW Genius (today is the 2 week mark for mine sitting in "ready to transport" and I'm antsy lol) and they did have an update.

For reference my order was submitted on 9/10, and it went through production and got to ready to transport on 10/7. They were able to inform me that my car is on the Grand Champion which departed yesterday. With an estimated 12days until it arrives at the Port in New Jersey. So if any others have similar order dates perhaps we're on the same boat!

Not sure how to track this as you guys have been doing, each time I look at the vessel tracker it has the grand champion ending its journey in Charleston -so maybe it'll continue on from there.

w00t.
Not sure if this is helpful, and their schedules are hard to read, but ...
Also, congrats on being one step closer to your car.
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One thing I did not factor in was that cars might leave from Veracruz instead of Altamira. Awesome you are on a ship. Are you officially dispatched as of today? I changed to awaiting carrier assignment, so hoping it is leaving today.
Ship actually left yesterday so its already on the way to its first stop in Charleston. My status also changed to awaiting carrier assignment today, these updates are really delayed so better if you give them a call maybe your car is already on the ship as well.
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