Great news! My allroad has been built, was inspected on 7/24 and is going to be on the next ship out on 7/31.
Hurray for our cars being on a boat right now! Have you looked into tracking it? Ive scoured forums and google searches but couldnt find a car transporter with our exact Bremerhaven departure and Houston arrival dates. The closest I found was a vessel departing 29 but arriving the 14th in Galvaston (close to houston?).
Do you know what port arrival date you were given?
Of course knowng this wont make delivery times any quicker, but its a fun hunt.
Last edited by spl1011; 08-03-2012 at 12:56 AM.
Let me know what you come up with. Cant wait to see pics of your new car, as I am looking forward to sharing mine.
Last edited by spl1011; 08-04-2012 at 02:40 AM.
My dealership says my car is on either the Marina Ace or Shanghai Highway. Audi told me my car was loaded up a day earlier than expected - including the ship departure.... 7/31.... from Emden.
Te Marina Ace (from what I've found so far) left on the 31st with Houston being a destination. Shanghai still shows sitting in port.
I've been trying to track the Marina Ace since yesterday!
Wow, thats great that you managed to track it that far!
Well, after some google searching, it looks like the Marina Ace got off to a rocky start...
"On July 31, 2012, wind gusts broke the Singapore-flagged car carrier "Baltic Breeze" and the "Marina Ace" from their moorings in Emden. One of the vessels drifted perpendicular to the fairway and had to be pulled off by tugs. The "Baltic Breeze" casted off on Aug 3, the "Marina Ace" already on July 31. Best regards "
Must have been an interesting site to see!
Thought you might like these photos taken on 7/31 also (look at photos #1, 2 & 3 in the album)...
...gotta love the internet!!
Here's the last known position according to Marine Traffic.com From there on out she is on the high seas and probably out of contact.
Last edited by spl1011; 08-06-2012 at 04:16 AM.
that is very exciting news!!
I saw my salesguy this past weekend to look into trading my car. He gave me an update on my arrival dates and my car is now scheduled to arrive in Houston on the 20th. That puts my car on the Ocean Highway which was last spotted off the coast of Massachusetts.
Sorry we didnt turn out to be ship mates after all but this gives me a couple of more days to have my car on the market and hopefully sell it.
My dealer appraisal for my Venza hasn't come in yet, he said it would take a couple of days to see what my car is going for at auctions and get back to me. Hopefully I will hear back from him tomorrow (with a good deal!!) or else I'm calling him on Friday. So far I am getting worn out by his lack of communication and might have to push my powers of a poor Audi review in order to get heard. ...That is IF I still take the car.
I've already gotten the "I tried contacting you!" line after he had ignored my e-mails.
Special thanks to the folks at the Port of Houston for the info... and the laugh.
The ship will be docked at 11p tonight (Houston time). Cargo offload begins at 7am (Houston time) and the ship will be completely empty by 730p (houston time).
When I asked about it... the guy on the phone asked "Is your car on that ship?" I started to laugh and replied.... "I'm not the first person to call you." He laughed and said he gets quite a few new Audi owners calling to see what's going on with ship their car is on."
He was very cool and funny about it all!