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View Poll Results: How many weeks did your E9X M3 wait on the docks in Germany to board a ship?
Less than 1 week 17 33.33%
Between 1 and 2 weeks 27 52.94%
Between 2 and 3 weeks 6 11.76%
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      02-27-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Question How long did it take your E9X M3 to be loaded onto a ship after it was produced?

This is meant to be for NA customers who ordered an E9X M3 and tracked it through the production/shipping steps to have an answer. If you have not been through the process, or do not know, don't respond. The survey is not anonymous.

To make things easier, you should report the time in between completion of production and loading onto a ship.

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      02-27-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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I think mine took about five days to get on a boat.
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      02-27-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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I think mine took about five days to get on a boat.
Nice, I had no idea. That's encouraging.
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      02-27-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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This is meant to be for NA customers who ordered an E9X M3 and tracked it through the production/shipping steps to have an answer. If you have not been through the process, or do not know, don't respond. The survey is not anonymous.
It would be clearer to ask the time between completion of production and ship departure. The amount of time it takes to get from the factory to the port is not always easily found. E.g., my car took 7 days to get to the dock, and 3 more days to ship out. I didn't find this out until I did the ship inquiry that had those intermediate dates in there.
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      02-27-2008, 05:28 PM   #5
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It would be clearer to ask the time between completion of production and ship departure. The amount of time it takes to get from the factory to the port is not always easily found. E.g., my car took 7 days to get to the dock, and 3 more days to ship out. I didn't find this out until I did the ship inquiry that had those intermediate dates in there.
Good idea. I updated the OP, but can't change the survey question.
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      02-27-2008, 05:37 PM   #6
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Good idea on making it a public pole, so people cant just vote for fun haha.
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From the data below, this is my understanding:

The car showed awaiting transport around 2/12/08. I believe it was received at the terminal on 2/19/08, so maybe it took 7 days to ship it to the terminal. It was loaded onto the Manon on 2/21/08. So total time frame was about 10 days.

LOADED ON VESSEL NEW YORK, NY 21/02/2008 10:00
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL NEW YORK, NY 19/02/2008 10:00
BOOKED NEW YORK, NY 12/02/2008 10:00
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From the data below, this is my understanding:

The car showed awaiting transport around 2/12/08. I believe it was received at the terminal on 2/19/08, so maybe it took 7 days to ship it to the terminal. It was loaded onto the Manon on 2/21/08. So total time frame was about 10 days.

LOADED ON VESSEL NEW YORK, NY 21/02/2008 10:00
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL NEW YORK, NY 19/02/2008 10:00
BOOKED NEW YORK, NY 12/02/2008 10:00
Thanks for the detailed info. How did you acquire that report?
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      02-27-2008, 06:25 PM   #10
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Thanks for the detailed info. How did you acquire that report?
From 2wglobal.com website by putting in my VIN #.
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      02-27-2008, 06:29 PM   #11
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Finished production 2/1/08
Arrived at port 2/11/08
Loaded on ship 2/14/08
Ship left port 2/15/08
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From 2wglobal.com website by putting in my VIN #.
Thanks, I didn't realize that produced a detailed report.
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      02-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #13
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Thanks, I didn't realize that produced a detailed report.
This is what the information looks like:
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production complete 2/10....on ship 2/15...due at port Charleston 2/28
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production complete 2/10....on ship 2/15...due at port Charleston 2/28
That is fantastic news. So quick. Mine is going the same place and hopefully mind will follow a similar timeline.
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6 Weeks transit time to the west coast? Please tell me this is not true!
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oops, i answered incorrectly. I put 2-3 weeks, but actually am 1-2 weeks.
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6 Weeks transit time to the west coast? Please tell me this is not true!
About 24 days (+/-) time on the ship. Figure 10 days prior to shipping and 7 days or so after landing for VPC and transit to the dealer. So, from end of production 6 weeks is about right.
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      02-27-2008, 10:20 PM   #19
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Well, that is much better. My initial thought was "transit" onliy included shipboard time. Mid-April is looking as if may be a reality!!!!
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still waiting to get on the ship, car was finished production on the 19th
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I think in the end a lot of it has to do with shipping schedules... I should have been on a ship to Charleston this week but no ships were going there. So im going to be leaving early next week.
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I think in the end a lot of it has to do with shipping schedules... I should have been on a ship to Charleston this week but no ships were going there. So im going to be leaving early next week.
WW typically has one ship a week to each of the ports.
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