UPDATE June 11, 2013: So yeah, apparently my Clubman isn’t exactly en route. I checked the status of my Clubman on the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics website this morning, and found that it has been bumped from Endurance. So, it looks like she will get to spend a few more days in Southampton. I have heard that if a vehicle is bumped from a cargo ship it has priority on the next vessel. Hopefully, it will be rebooked on the Parsifal cargo ship, which is the next Wallenius Wilhelmsen vehicle carrier leaving Southampton. It departs Southampton on June 18th, and arrives in Baltimore, MD on June 27th.
The MINI Owners’ Lounge still shows Awaiting Transport, but I did a little sleuthing, and found that my Clubman has been booked on Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ Endurance cargo ship (as I hoped it would be). The Endurance is scheduled to leave the Port of Southampton in the United Kingdom at 11:00 PM (5:00 PM CST) tonight (June 10th), and arrives in Baltimore, MD on June 18th.
Assuming that schedule remains accurate, I would expect my Clubman to arrive at Knauz MINI sometime the last week of June. Of course, I will be out of town the last week of June, so I would have to take delivery the first week of July.
Photo of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ Endurance by Rich English.