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      09-13-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Ports of entry - East Coast deliveries

I was having a conversation with "kscarrol" this weekend regarding vessel searches and estimated timing for our cars to arrive. One of the interesting things of note is that on my VIR, it shows the destination port as Baltimore. For kscarrol, it shows Brunswick, GA. However, we were under the impression that all East Coast deliveries go to NJ or Spartanburg for VPC, and are then trucked to the local dealership. If that is the case, then why would our VIR show Baltimore and Brunswick.

Anyone have any insight or thoughts???
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I was having a conversation with "kscarrol" this weekend regarding vessel searches and estimated timing for our cars to arrive. One of the interesting things of note is that on my VIR, it shows the destination port as Baltimore. For kscarrol, it shows Brunswick, GA. However, we were under the impression that all East Coast deliveries go to NJ or Spartanburg for VPC, and are then trucked to the local dealership. If that is the case, then why would our VIR show Baltimore and Brunswick.

Anyone have any insight or thoughts???

Brunswick functions as a VPC and processes ED cars.
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OK, so the Vehicle Inquiry is correct saying Brunswick GA, even though my car is not an ED car. I always thought all east coast cars either went through the NJ or SC VPC as my previous E60's both landed in Charleston...
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Brunswick functions as a VPC and processes ED cars.
What about Baltimore?
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BMW started to ship under a 5 yr contract into Baltimore earlier this year.

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BMW started to ship under a 5 yr contract into Baltimore earlier this year.
So Baltimore serves as a VPC facility now?
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Yes. Google it. You will see a number of news/press releases.
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Yes. Google it. You will see a number of news/press releases.
Thanks for the info. I did Google it and found several interesting articles on the topic. What was most interesting, is the comment by one article that it is actually Mercedes Benz (and their employees) who is doing the inspection/repair work for BMW (as BMW is sharing an existing facility that is already utilized by MB). I would have thought that BMW would have their own employees handling the inspection/repairs of BMW cars, but that article stated otherwise.
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