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First boatload of M3 to Europe

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Erpel, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Kuhz

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    Ha. From reading these posts it’s like you guys are waiting for the adopted child from out of country ;)
     
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  2. UnderCharged

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    best advice for you guys...don't watch Captain Philips :)
     
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  3. Toumal

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    Well... you're not completely wrong!
     
  4. Erpel

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    Glovis Captain passed the Canal and is now only one Ocean away.
    Glovis Cosmos is following just one week apart with probably even more M3 loaded.
    Glovis Symphony is arriving into SF port at 5pm local time - picking up more M3.
    The pipeline is filling more and more, soon there will be a 10k-15k amount intransit on a permanent level.
     
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  5. Erpel

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    Correction: Glovis Symphony is going to China, ETA 2/10.
     
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  6. NeverFollow

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    The Glovis Captain is scheduled to arrived to the port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, Belgium Saturday February 3rd, 2019
     
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  7. Reid

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    Posted in another thread, but I've seen 5 truckloads of Model 3s with european plate holders going up 101 North towards San Francisco in the past 4 days. Surprised me; I didn't realized they shipped cars into/out of SF. I would have thought Oakland if it was in the bay area. Good info.

    Reminds me of waiting for my Golf to be shipped in from Germany, but that landed in the Los Angeles area and was presumably trucked up here.
     

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    First test drives in Spain are starting today. Mine is scheduled on 4th Feb. I am counting the hours till then.
    Greetings from Spain to this great community!
     
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  9. Tombaaaa

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    #49 Tombaaaa, Jan 26, 2019
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    After the 'Glovis Captain' and 'Glovis Cosmos', the 'Glovis Grand Aurora' is now the third ship that's on route to Europe.

    Tombaaaa
     
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    Nicely researched
     
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    Just did some maths:
    It took Glovis Captain 8d 15hrs to travel from SF to Balboa (PA). Considering the distance (3.330 miles) it travels at about 16 miles per hour.
    At this hour we are 182 hours (7d 14 hrs) away from the ETA in Zeebrugge. Doing the maths the vessel is now slightly shy of 3.000 miles away. This is about the distance from Dakar, Senegal to Zeebrugge.
    In about two days it should pass the Azores Islands or Europes outer boundaries.
     
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    Glovis Captain ETA @ Zeeburgge 2-2-2019 :cool:
     

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  15. NeverFollow

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    I wonder what can be the additional cost of shipping for each car?

    I had to ship some equipment few years ago, and finally air cargo was cheaper than sea shipping because of the insurance cost.

    It seems that the risk of accident for a few hour flight is smaller than a one month shipping.

    Interestingly, the sea shipping calculation was based on cubic metric volume will the air cargo was base of kilogram Tons weight.

    I hope everything will go fine for the Glovis, not like the sinking of The Tricolor with 3,000 luxury cars in the British Channel in 2002.

    The wreck was only under 80 feet of water and had to be removed.

     
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  16. RubberToe

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    Anybody have insight into how many cars are on each ship? Also, what is the cost to ship a car to Europe from the West Coast of the U.S.?

    RT
     
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    Vesselfinder.com has not updated Glovis Captian's position in more than a week.
     
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    Problem is that the AIS range is rather limited. A well positioned stationary AIS station might grant 50 miles but that’s about it. Once the vessel gets closer to land or a relevant Island like the Azores there is a chance to get an update.
     
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  20. Toumal

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    There's satellite AIS but you don't want to know how much that costs.

    Some very interesting videos about those RoRo carriers:





    Here's some look inside the crew interior, but sadly the guy decided to change his mind and switch to landscape orientation in mid shoot...



    Here's a stowaway sweeping service on board a Glovis carrier:

     
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