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Tracking the Delivery of your baby

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If your car has to cross an ocean to get to you, I believe this is a way to track delivery (taken from the pieces I could put together). It should work for US and Canada. Not sure what the Australian lines are.

Once your spec is firm, your dealer should give you a car build schedule. Find the date of the German exit from their port, probably Emden. You probably want to get an updated schedule as the date gets closer. Schedules can change and what you have in January could be different in a couple of months.

Go here. On the right side select your trade route (e.g., USA).

For USA and, I think, Canada, select VW Logistics

A PDF schedule will come up. Ask your dealer for the boat name. Look at the schedule column for the date that boat leaves the dock. For example, today it looks like the Gracious Ace leaves Emden 1/30 and docks in Halifax Canada and then RI. US west coast cars might go to Houston.

Go here. While the ship is near land, you can track it. Not sure how to track it in the open ocean because it uses a different system. There are also apps for smart phones that can track it.

Once the ship is back near land, you can track it until it docks.

Once PDI is done, you can start looking at all the car haulers on the road near you and hope you car is on one of them :)

I hope this helps somebody interested in tracking delivery of their car (which is different from tracking their car ;).

You can also just google this and find lots of entries where people tracked their delivery.

edit: 21 Nov 2022. my.porsche.com might be able to allow some form of tracking
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I received an email from Porsche this morning that my Cayenne finished production and giving me access to track its progress. Then I got another email this afternoon for my Macan saying that it was in production and also allowing me to track its progress. I thought we couldn't do this in the US, but glad to have access.

According to the tracker, my Macan will be finished production tomorrow while my wife's Cayenne was finished today. My Macan is estimated to leave port Emden on 3/1 while my Cayenne is estimated to leave port Emden on 3/2. I'm wondering, are there that many ships leaving one day after the other or since those are both estimates are they both really estimated to be on the same ship? I guess I will find out around the first when I'll see if they both show actually leaving port the same day.
I feel like I'm watching a race in slow motion. My wife's Cayenne has now arrived in the port of Emdem, which it was previously scheduled to arrive on 3/2. So now my wife's car is scheduled to come in a week ahead of mine. My Macan is complete and waiting for transport to the port.
there are chances it might load together.
Those odds just got better - now they are both in Emden.
Just curious, how long do the cars usually stay in port before they get on a ship. My cars have been in port since 2/23 & 2/25.
My car was in port for awhile , build end of November - shipped end of January ! I guess they鈥檙e waiting for more cars to be built so the ship is full .
Ouch! I hope I don't have to wait that long. The app is showing mid-March delivery and the dealer told me mid-end of March.
Both my cars have now left Emden and are now due to the dealer on the same day - 3/21. :)
Looks like mine's on the boat per TYD. Have not confirmed with the dealer the boat name - but based on the dealer's schedule, and tracking of the possible VW boats - likely it's on the SIEM CICERO.

Anybody else also on the same boat?
Well if you look 2 posts above yours, I'm guessing my Porsches are on that ship too. Hopefully we have smooth sailing. Where are you located? I'm on Long Island.
Ok who here is on a boat that, according to TYD, is scheduled to arrive in Baltimore on 3/13? What boat is it?

The last time I connected with my dealer, their system hadn't updated yet and didn't have the boat name. Now I know mine is on a boat, but my dealer guy is on vacation (and this isn't important enough for me to annoy anybody else....). I made an assumption, based on schedules, that I was on the SIEM CICERO. But the TYD tracking of the boat has it on a VERY different path across the water than what actual satellite tracking of the SIEM CICERO is.

So unless the TYD's boat tracking is just some kind of silly pre-programmed estimate, I'm thinking I'm probably NOT on that boat... and now I'm wondering what boat it could be on.
Siem Ciero is scheduled to arrive in Davisville, Rhode Island on 3/13. It seems to be following the same track as what is on my app. No idea where it is heading afterwards, but unless it's going to unload, leave, and arrive in Baltimore the same day I think your car is on a different ship.
Speak of the devil - Dealer got back to me. They confirmed I'm on the Cicero.

Weird how the maps differ. TYD in previous post. And the satellite tracking from MarineTraffic.com here:
I stand corrected, my Porsche app looks just like yours. The ship actually went through the English Channel like the satellite map shows, not around the UK like the app shows.
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Ok cool. It seems like the satellite tracking is extending the ships trip with each day :(. I'm pretty sure that the TYD dates on my account are going to slip by a week+. I guess not as bad as some of the other guys here (ugh that sucks!). But this is a PITA when I'm trying to line up travel to get TO the dealer to pick it up! I'd rather NOT buy a flight last minute....
Take everything with a grain of salt. So the ship went more than half way in 9 days and it's going to take 13 days to finish the trip? I looked at a couple sites and the estimated arrival is all over the place:
Vessel Finder shows the ship coming in a day early on the 12th SIEM CICERO, Vehicles Carrier - Details and current position - IMO 9762534 - VesselFinder
My Ship Finder estimates it is arriving even earlier on the 10th SIEM CICERO - Cargo (IMO: 9762534, MMSI: 636017539) | MyShipTracking

It will get here.
Well winds and currents will impact it's ETA I'm sure.... especially given how slow it moves. If the dang boat is only moving at 6kts and it slows down to 5kts, that's a 13% reduction in it's forward speed. Also looks like the route is taking is kinda weird, it keeps heading south.... I wonder if it's trying to avoid weather or something.

That said, yeah, it'll get here eventually (well, knock on wood, given what happened two summers ago...) and there's nothing any of us can do to speed it up. Just feels like these last 2-3 weeks have taken longer than the last 4-5 months lol. I'm paying more attention to this car's tracking than I did my Spyder for some reason.
All 3 sites are now showing the ship is going 13kts now and MarineTraffic.com now has it coming in on the 11th.
OmniGLH - Looks like the Siem Cicero is scheduled to dock tomorrow...

@OmniGLH I found this now which shows the ship docking on Friday... Davisville Berthing Schedule 鈥 NORAD
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Oh wow great find.

Any idea if such a site exists for Baltimore?
I just seached Port Davisville on Google and was looking at what I could find.
Great resource . . . Interesting to see all the "Port" functions ranging from accessory installation to body shop work. I'll bet they have some great stories in that body shop. Are there any requirements to note on vehicle delivery if your car was backed into by a fork lift? I'm betting that is one of the best body shops in the USA\.
I had a 2017 Infinity JX30 which turned out to be a great car after I got past 3 issues the dealer blamed on the port. There was a piece of rubber trim that was flapping in the wind when I drove home and then I noticed an obvious paint drip on the car near. I was pissed off at the dealer and after looking into it they said something like "there was minor cosmetic damage" suffered at the port which they fixed and they weren't legally obligated to disclose that. I ended up getting I think $500 refunded back to me for that. Then I had a dead battery about a month after I got the car and they blamed that on the port as well because the batteries are disconnected during shipping and the port didn't tighten the screws on the battery when they reconnected it.
Violet Ace got to port yesterday and FINALLY my Porsche app/website updated to say that it had reached the port of entry (after only updating that it had left Emden 10 days after it had done so).
Same thing happened to me. I saw the Siem Cicero arrived in Port Davisville on Friday 3/17 & left the same day, but the app didn't update until Monday 3/20 to say my cars arrived in port Monday.
My cars arrived a the dealer!!! Busy week for me though. Will try to get the cars next Saturday. Hopefully, the 31st versus 1st of the month won't be an issue with the dealer. I think they have some grace period before they have to pay interest on ordered cars. Wife's Cayenne shouldn't be an issue, now I just have to pray they can get my Burmeister amp.
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