Transport ship tracking

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  1. ttait

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    Kind of 'traditional' here that as a new generation of Prius rolls out, people are on the edge of their seat in anticipation. I admit to being one of those. I've heard that Primes are on ships (maybe even mine). Is there a way to get more information on Toyota's car carrier ships and when they will arrive on the west coast (or any coast for other folks).
    The only site I've found with ship tracking info is AIS, and they want a pretty penny ($1200) to get a look at ship location, assuming you know which ship you're looking for. I would guess that is a bargain for someone like Toyota who wants to know where their cargo is, but it's a little out of reach for just curiosities sake.
     
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    My dealer keeps me updated. Mine was on the ship as of 3 days ago.
     
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    Yep, saw that. It may be that in 2009, when the thread was posted, AIS was free. It's not now, and does not show any data. Also, since that thread was started, new ships have been added to the car carrier RO-RO fleet.
    So, to be more specific in my question: Is there a (free) site that shows Toyota car carrier ships and their destinations?
     
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    So, the question remains, do you know what ship and where it is and when it will arrive in the port of interest? I'm told mine is on a ship as well, and would like to know where on the big ocean it is. I was never very good at dealing with anticipation.
     
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    No I don't but I can ask. But hell I have been waiting since March anyway. lol
     
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    There is an IOS app called Marine Traffic. I use it when around West Coast USA ports to watch ship movement. Never tried tracking ships on the open ocean however.
     
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    3 days ago would be TEXAS HIGHWAY
    ttait probably AEGEAN HIGHWAY
    MarineTraffic: Global Ship Tracking made easy | AIS Marine Traffic Toyohashi


    Benicia-Long Beach Route

    NEW NADA
    Destination: US BNC
    ETA: 2016-10-21 07:30 (UTC)
    AEGEAN LEADER
    Destination: US LGB
    ETA: 2016-10-22 11:00 (UTC)
    AEGEAN HIGHWAY
    Destination: US LGB
    ETA: 2016-10-28 12:00 (UTC)
    CENTURY LEADER NO.3
    Destination: US LGB
    ETA: 2016-11-03 14:00 (UTC)


    PORTLAND-NEW WESTMINSTER, CA

    PYXIS LEADER
    Destination: CA NWE
    ETA: 2016-10-22 15:30 (UTC)
    TEXAS HIGHWAY
    Destination: US PDX
    ETA: 2016-10-31 03:00 (UTC)


    Balboa, Pa-Jacksonville-Newark Route

    NEW CENTURY 1
    Destination: PA CTB
    ETA: 2016-10-26 00:00 (UTC)
    EMINENT ACE
    Destination: US JAX
    ETA: 2016-10-20 15:00 (UTC)
    CONTINENTAL HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-10-22 03:00 (UTC)
    PYXIS
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-10-24 08:00 (UTC)
    INDIANA HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-11-02 03:00 (UTC)
    SEVEN SEAS HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-11-05 05:00 (UTC)
    LONDON HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-11-10 03:00 (UTC)


    Loading in Japan


    Home bound to Japan

    ANDROMEDA LEADER
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-10-23 19:00 (UTC)
    CHESAPEAKE HIGHWAY
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-10-25 01:00 (UTC)
    ATLANTIC HIGHWAY
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-10-26 19:00 (UTC)
    NEW CENTURY 2
    Destination: JP MKW
    ETA: 2016-10-27 21:00 (UTC)
    SUNBELT SPIRIT
    Destination: CN SHA
    ETA: 2016-10-30 00:00 (UTC)
    HEIJIN
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-11-03 03:00 (UTC)
    CETUS LEADER
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-11-09 04:00 (UTC)
     
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    Can we get some of our Priuschat members living in California to man a light house 24/7 until they arrive?
     
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    How would I know which ship has my car in board?
     
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    In the past the vehicle inquiry report from the dealer here in the US had the ship data. Got a VIN already? Canada?

    Web cam viewing of harbors, bays, and bridges. No need to leave your comfy chair.
     
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    No VIN yet after about 7 weeks. BTW, what is typical delivery time?
    Just wondering what is delivery routing from Japan to US or Canada (say Toronto). What going to be a debarkation port and how it goes by the ground (railway?)
     
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    Toyohashi (THS) to Portland, OR (PDX) to New Westminster/Vancouver, CA (NWE) then by rail to the far east.
    13 days to PDX then 2 days to NWE, and then ?
     
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    Stand by, Benicia is only an hour or so away. I'll head down there and sit on the hill with binoculars lol
     
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    OK, i've got a VIN yesterday, but this VIN is not yet registered to database.
    What to do next?
     
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    Dealers here in the US can tell you when your factory ordered car shipped and on what ship. It's on the report I mentioned above. For Canada I don't know.

    Update:
    Benicia-Long Beach Route

    AEGEAN HIGHWAY
    Destination: US BNC
    ETA: 2016-10-31 07:15 (UTC)
    CENTURY LEADER NO.3
    Destination: US LGB
    ETA: 2016-11-03 14:00 (UTC)
    ANDROMEDA LEADER
    Destination: US LGB
    ETA: 2016-11-08 12:00 (UTC)
    NEW CENTURY 2
    Destination: US LGB
    ETA: 2016-11-14 01:00 (UTC)


    PORTLAND-NEW WESTMINSTER, CA

    TEXAS HIGHWAY
    Destination: US PDX
    ETA: 2016-10-31 03:00 (UTC)
    ATLANTIC HIGHWAY
    Destination: US PDX
    ETA: 2016-11-10 03:00 (UTC)


    Balboa, Pa-Jacksonville-Newark Route

    EMINENT ACE
    Destination: PA CTB
    ETA: 2016-10-31 19:00 (UTC)
    CONTINENTAL HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA CTB
    ETA: 2016-11-04 00:01 (UTC)
    PYXIS
    Destination: US JAX
    ETA: 2016-10-30 21:20 (UTC)
    INDIANA HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-11-02 03:00 (UTC)
    SEVEN SEAS HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-11-05 05:00 (UTC)
    LONDON HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-11-10 03:00 (UTC)
    CHESAPEAKE HIGHWAY
    Destination: PA BLB
    ETA: 2016-11-17 03:00 (UTC)


    Loading in Japan

    Home bound to Japan

    HEIJIN
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-11-03 03:00 (UTC)
    PYXIS LEADER
    Destination: JP MKW
    ETA: 2016-11-04 19:00 (UTC)
    NEW NADA
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-11-05 20:00 (UTC)
    AEGEAN LEADER
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-11-07 06:30 (UTC)
    CETUS LEADER
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-11-09 04:00 (UTC)
    NEW CENTURY 1
    Destination: JP TMK
    ETA: 2016-11-15 17:00 (UTC)
    SUNBELT SPIRIT
    Destination: JP THS
    ETA: 2016-11-23 00:00 (UTC)
     
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    Texas Highway has unloaded in PDX and is head back out the Columbia.
     
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    was it a shipload of prime?
     
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