Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The BBC Box loads onboard vessel- ETA Los Angeles Nov. 28

The BBC box loaded onboard the M/V NYK Starlight in Shanghai. The vessel sailed at 01:00 on Nov. 18th.

The BBC confirms The Box loaded onboard a ship bound for the U.S., but they sure don't give much more than that.

At a large warehouse in Shanghai the BBC Box is being loaded with the cargo from the factory in Ningbo.

It will travel from China to Los Angeles on the west coast of the United States, and from there by rail to Pennsylvania. There the goods will be distributed to a chain of homeware stores across the United States.

According to the NYK tracking site, the container loaded onboard the NYK Starlight, Voyage 65

NYKU8210506 Container Size/Type 40'/DRY

Status As Of Event Location Mode
NOV-18-2008 01:00 Vessel Departure Shanghai, CHN NYK Starlight/065

But, this vessel doesn't show up in their schedule. The master schedule for the U.S. is currently not available on their web-site, so I can't look at it either. I don't know if that is only temporary because they are changing the services (some have been discontinued), or if it is permanent.

Anyway, according to the network map the transit time from Shanghai to Los Angeles is 10 days. I am guessing an ETA of Nov. 28 into Los Angeles, or as early as the 26th of Nov, as the vessel was a day late out of Shanghai. The 27th is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. The terminals will work on that day, but it will be holiday pay, which I think is triple time. So if NYK is watching their pennies, I suspect it will work on the 26th or the 28th of November.

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