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I feel super dumb, like ok mine is getting to a port in Germany and now i have a VIN, how do you guys track your bike ship wise?
Once a ship is assigned BMW or the dealer can provide the ship name.

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Congrats. My bike is at a warehouse in Jersey. Dealer waiting for a truck to pick it up and deliver to the dealership. Should be in my garage by next week.
Mine is in the warehouse in Toronto. Also waiting for it to be dropped at the dealership. Any day now.


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Congrats. Mine is on the high seas right now hopefully I'll have it in Feb
When I called BMW on Friday, they said my bike shipped on 1/18, but didn't have a vessel name.

When I called the dealer they said my bike didn't ship.

I called BMW back on Monday, same story but they had a container id.

I was able to use this site to find the container and it appears they just loaded onto a ship today.

So unlike cars we can track motorcycles by container.

 

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Heading to the dealer tomorrow to unbox mine! Can’t wait! They have the red and black versions in the showroom also! Will take pics


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For those interested in tracking a motorcycle.

I called BMW and the dealer but for some reason my motorcycle is showing in different states, not shipped and shipped (departing 1/18 arriving 2/11). Either way there wasn't a vessel name in the system, yet. Based on past experience, it sometime takes a few days after a ship leaves before the vessel name populates.

Either way, I've learned that unlike cars we can track a motorcycle by it's container. When you talk to BMW or the dealer ask for the container id.

I used https://www.apl.com/ebusiness/tracking/search to track the container and find the vessel name. The site shows when the empty container was delivered to BMW in Berlin and when it left for the port and it's final destination. The strange part is the vessel left port @14:45 UTC but this site shows it leaving @10PM local time, which didn't line up with CST (Germany) or EST (US)?
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If you click on the Voyage Reference number, it displays another search screen. Delete the Voyage Reference and enter the Vessel Name (select the name returned in the DDL). Then search and peak a bit deeper into the logistics rabbit hole.
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I also used Online Container & Freight Tracking System – Searates.com to confirm the information. It provides a different view but no time detail.
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Use Marine Traffic to view the intermediate ports where the vessel stops.
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