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      10-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Is the VPC in NY/NJ closed due to Sandy????

My car is supposed to arrive in port 11-1 and I wondering if it will be delayed because of possible damage from flooding at the VPC. My dealer showed me a bulletin that that all BMW group facilities were closed today.
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My car is supposed to arrive in port 11-1 and I wondering if it will be delayed because of possible damage from flooding at the VPC. My dealer showed me a bulletin that that all BMW group facilities were closed today.
It was closed Mon and today. Not sure if they're able to resume normal operations tomorrow. However ships enroute have not interrupted their journeys (ie left Halifax for NJ)
I'm sure there're will be reduced capacity for a few days
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Latest update from BMW NA

Jersey City Vehicle Distribution Center
• These facilities are currently without power and will remain
closed, Wednesday, October 31. Utilities are working to restore
power, however, they are unable to determine when power will return
due to the widespread affects of the storm.
At least out cars safe and sound on the boat. Hopefully no cars at the VDC have suffered damage (as most cars are in a parking structure/garage only a few should have been exposed to the elements) .
Also the folks from the VDC have likely other things on their mind than our cars and I hope they and their families are safe ! we'll get our cars eventually and still have plenty time to drive them.
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      10-31-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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At the expense of sounding like a jerk at this point there are bigger fish to fry then delivery of a car. Please dont take it personally but the destruction and loss of homes/property puts things into perspective. I feel lucky to have my M5 but also feel luckier that I have a home to go back to today.
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At the expense of sounding like a jerk at this point there are bigger fish to fry then delivery of a car. Please dont take it personally but the destruction and loss of homes/property puts things into perspective. I feel lucky to have my M5 but also feel luckier that I have a home to go back to today.
Hey your next post will be your thousandth. I'm glad you, your family and your home are okay.
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Latest update from BMW NA

Jersey City Vehicle Distribution Center
These facilities are currently without power and will remain
closed, Wednesday, October 31. Utilities are working to restore
power, however, they are unable to determine when power will return
due to the widespread affects of the storm.
At least out cars safe and sound on the boat. Hopefully no cars at the VDC have suffered damage (as most cars are in a parking structure/garage only a few should have been exposed to the elements) .
Also the folks from the VDC have likely other things on their mind than our cars and I hope they and their families are safe ! we'll get our cars eventually and still have plenty time to drive them.
Thanks, keep us updated...and agree, thoughts are with the families up there.
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Jersey City Vehicle Distribution Center

• These facilities are still without power and will continue toremain closed, Thursday, November 1. Utilities are working to restore power, however, they are unable to determine when power will return due to the widespread affects of the storm.
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The ship website has now removed the port of NY on the schedule to the Baltimore port.
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Yep. Maybe the will process them at the VPC in Baltimore.
We shall see
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Yep. Maybe the will process them at the VPC in Baltimore.
We shall see
I agree, but I assumed Baltimore got pretty beat up too.
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I agree, but I assumed Baltimore got pretty beat up too.
Looks like the port of Baltimore has resumed normal operation as of Wed morning.
They must have dodged the bullet with "Sandy"
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      10-31-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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Looks like the port of Baltimore has resumed normal operation as of Wed morning.
They must have dodged the bullet with "Sandy"
Well then that makes better sense. Where are you getting your intel?
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Port Country Arrival Departure

BREMERHAVEN GERMANY 14/10/2012 17/10/2012
GOTHENBURG SWEDEN 19/10/2012 19/10/2012
ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM 21/10/2012 21/10/2012
SOUTHAMPTON UNITED KINGDOM 22/10/2012 22/10/2012
HALIFAX, NS CANADA 30/10/2012 30/10/2012
BALTIMORE, MD U.S.A. 03/11/2012 03/11/2012
BRUNSWICK, GA U.S.A. 06/11/2012 06/11/2012
CHARLESTON,SC U.S.A. 07/11/2012 07/11/2012

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My car was on the Porgy and was offloaded from the boat on the afternoon of 10/25...still no new info from BMWNA nor my client advisor as to whether or not the car has sustained any damage due to the storm or when I can expect it..where is this info regarding status of VDC coming from?? Where are these cars kept after being taken off boat??
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My car was on the Porgy and was offloaded from the boat on the afternoon of 10/25...still no new info from BMWNA nor my client advisor as to whether or not the car has sustained any damage due to the storm or when I can expect it..where is this info regarding status of VDC coming from?? Where are these cars kept after being taken off boat??
Its my understanding, in speaking with BMWNA, that M5's are kept in a secured, covered facility while waiting for VPC.
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My car was on the Porgy and was offloaded from the boat on the afternoon of 10/25...still no new info from BMWNA nor my client advisor as to whether or not the car has sustained any damage due to the storm or when I can expect it..where is this info regarding status of VDC coming from?? Where are these cars kept after being taken off boat??
VDC status is coming directly from BMW. As of right now they are still closed through tomorrow. BMW NA headquarters is closed too, so unfortunately getting answers might be tough.

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These facilities are still without power and will continue toremain closed, Friday, November 2. Utilities are working to restore power, however, they are unable to determine when power will return due to the widespread affects of the storm.
Important to note - some cars are headed to Baltimore. The Baltimore VDC IS up and running:

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These facilities are open and fully operational.
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This is all true. The Turandot is going currently off the southern coast of NJ heading to Baltimore's VPC. My car was supposed to arrive in NY today. Now it will arrive in Baltimore between tomorrow and Saturday. Mt dealer is 1 hour north of NYC so I wondering now how long it will be until the car goes from Baltimore to my dealer.
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      11-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #18
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When I called the ED number today they said they were out until Monday at which point all calls would be returned.
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When I called the ED number today they said they were out until Monday at which point all calls would be returned.
Pretty sure BMW NA is closed too (they're in North Jersey also), so that would make sense.
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I called the other day and spoke to someone in a Ohio office. They had no clue of what was going on.
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JMH you seem to be the one that has access to info from BMW...I'm still without power in northern NJ...is there any update from BMW?? Getting no info from them or my CA... They still can't confirm if my car is still a car or a submarine...
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All cars on the Turandot where re-routed to Baltimore. The ship arrived at the dock within the last hour or two.
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