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A sister car, all ready and waiting !!!
Marine shipping app now downloaded on my iPhone. I'm quite relaxed and it gets here when it gets here now (as long as it's early March lol) but this apps great fun. Currently stalking all named ships into Emden.
The full list of ships to look out for leaving Emden is:
African Highway - not sure
Schelde Highway - 750 cars
Wasser Highway - 750
EMS Highway - 850
Isar Highway - 850
Neckar Highway - 850
Main Highway - 850
Elbe Highway - 1600
Seine Highway - 1600
Thames Highway - 1600
all named after rivers....
Viking Constanz - 1500
Viking Odessa - 1500
It generally takes around 22 hours from Emden to the UK port. I started researching the ships used, where they left from and where and when they arrived when I bought my current 8P back in March 2012. I even went out to Grimsby for the day and watched a couple of the ships coming in to Grimsby harbour. That was quite fun because the ship come forwards in the harbour and then does a 180 degree turn in a relatively narrow channel so that it can have it's rear doors against the end of the dock for unloading. I have some photos so if any other 'nerd' wants to see what happens send me a PM with your email address and I will send you copies.
My car came across from Emden to Tyne on the 'City of Paris', I also know that the 'City of Rome' carries Audis from Emden to Tyne aswell.
which app is this info on?
Not nicking your role here h5Djr but Viking Constanza just left Emden for Sheerness
Feel free. Because I'm registered with the Marine Traffic website I can set up my own fleet but as it's a free registration it only allows nine ships. For those nine ships I get an automatic email whenever the leave or arrive at a port. So I have all the Highway ships in "My fleet" but none of the others.
When I get some emails it says one of the "Highways" has just arrive at some port that I've never heard of. It's then I go to Google Maps and type in the name to find out where it is. They certainly travel around a bit delivering Volkswagen Group cars all over the place.
Don't even joke about it lol. 4months of waiting for it to end up under the sea!!! My first concern would of course be for the crew but the car would be a very close second
will be watching very closely for ships this week, especially as my car is built this week!
Well changing tack a bit, got my new thule wingbars delivered today ready for my new S3. Nice bits of kit.
Also got my chrome ringed 12v socket plug ready too.
Anyone else been buying things ready for 1st March?
Minimal to no difference.
Order of importance as follows (most important at top):
It's worth so little after three years that it's not even worth waiting 2 weeks for.
And any minimal difference it might make can be removed by lower mileage, better condition.
If I remember correctly some years ago a ship with 2,800 BMWs sank in the English Channel off Ramsgate.