They say the total time from Factory to dealer is about 6-8 weeks. In my case it was a lot faster and I had it in about 4 weeks. It will really depend on the timing at the port. If your car showed up at the port the day after the last carrier ship left and production is slow...well then your car might sit there waiting for the next ship to fill up before leaving. Once you're on the boat and under way you're likely to make at least one stop either in one of the other EU ports or Southampton UK before crossing the Atlantic. Once it gets to Baltimore it takes a day to unload and sort the cars. Some of the options actually get installed in Baltimore at the VPC so that could add a couple days, then you have to get a spot on a car carrier going to TX, so again you could either luck out and get on the first one or wind up waiting for another one to fill up. It was 5 days for me to get my car from port to dealer (NY) and fully prepped for delivery. I'd add a couple more days to get to TX.I am sure this is probably covered elsewhere, but my dealer says my car is in port in Germany. How long does it usually take after the car gets on a ship? I am in Texas.
The vessel tracking website/app is key! I didn't discover it until my ship was already on the east coast. Unfortunately, I had to wait for it to get to Port of Los Angeles, so I pretty obsessively tracked it once I found that site!Get your dealer to tell you the name of the boat its on and track it with various websites AIS Vessel Tracking - AIS Positions Maps | AIS Marine Traffic for example.
if the boat leaves today it would be about 1.25-1.5 months. Germany to texas, the boat would have to travel down to panama to cross oceans which adds the .25-.5 months.
Ours got off the ship in Melbourne and was transported to Sydney by Mercedes, then transported to Maroochydore by Mercedes. You should not have to worry about finding a shipper yourself, it should be delivered to your dealer which I believe is in Hornsby, unless you have done some sort of deal.I am in the same situation now in 2020, I have to wait for my car, and due the Covid the shippment will take a little bit more time, and also I have to ship my car across the country. So I need to find a good shipment company that will be able to take care of my car.