MP 7,1 Road trip from Shanghai

blackie36

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 29, 2006
57
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Looks like Apple are starting to have real issues with their supply chain out of China which is impacting Mac Pro deliveries.

My Mac Pro (shipping to Australia) was dispatched from manufacturing at the weekend and due to arrive with me by 6pm yesterday with delivery by TNT.

Based on tracking, the package looks like it made it to Pudong airport in Shanghai, and got stuck there. After countless calls to TNT, and some wildly varying updates as to it’s status (it’s in Australia, it hasn’t left the factory yet, you can pick it up from our depot today) I finally get a call from the “TNT Apple Team”...

They tell me that the machine was passed to an airline, but missed the flight, and they can’t get it onto another flight out of Shanghai. They are now telling me that my machine (and a large apple shipment) is going to be taken by road to Hong Kong (18 hours drive at best) and put onto a flight from there.

They’re telling me it should be with me by Friday, but I’ll believe it when I see it!
 

1147402

macrumors member
Sep 27, 2018
33
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Looks like Apple are starting to have real issues with their supply chain out of China which is impacting Mac Pro deliveries.

My Mac Pro (shipping to Australia) was dispatched from manufacturing at the weekend and due to arrive with me by 6pm yesterday with delivery by TNT.

Based on tracking, the package looks like it made it to Pudong airport in Shanghai, and got stuck there. After countless calls to TNT, and some wildly varying updates as to it’s status (it’s in Australia, it hasn’t left the factory yet, you can pick it up from our depot today) I finally get a call from the “TNT Apple Team”...

They tell me that the machine was passed to an airline, but missed the flight, and they can’t get it onto another flight out of Shanghai. They are now telling me that my machine (and a large apple shipment) is going to be taken by road to Hong Kong (18 hours drive at best) and put onto a flight from there.

They’re telling me it should be with me by Friday, but I’ll believe it when I see it!
Most flights were banned/canceled to many countries from mainland China, so they can only do so via HK. And even from HK would take much long due to the outbreak. Mine still shows "Preparing to Ship" since yesterday, not sure how long does it take to actually be shipped. The XDR and stand, tho has a sooner ETA, still stuck at "Processing" since a week ago.
 

daveellem

macrumors newbie
Feb 12, 2019
3
1
Looks like Apple are starting to have real issues with their supply chain out of China which is impacting Mac Pro deliveries.

My Mac Pro (shipping to Australia) was dispatched from manufacturing at the weekend and due to arrive with me by 6pm yesterday with delivery by TNT.

Based on tracking, the package looks like it made it to Pudong airport in Shanghai, and got stuck there. After countless calls to TNT, and some wildly varying updates as to it’s status (it’s in Australia, it hasn’t left the factory yet, you can pick it up from our depot today) I finally get a call from the “TNT Apple Team”...

They tell me that the machine was passed to an airline, but missed the flight, and they can’t get it onto another flight out of Shanghai. They are now telling me that my machine (and a large apple shipment) is going to be taken by road to Hong Kong (18 hours drive at best) and put onto a flight from there.

They’re telling me it should be with me by Friday, but I’ll believe it when I see it!
Looks like I'm in a similar situation waiting for a MacBook Pro to be shipped to Australia. I got the shipping notification on Saturday with delivery scheduled February 20, but it's been stuck at Pudong ever since Feb 15. Sounds like I won't be seeing it for a while...
 

Coyote2006

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Apr 16, 2006
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Mine has changed to shipped last night. Should arrive on my birthday 😇 :eek:😊

Edit: Should arrive already on the 26th of February not on the 3rd of March ... yesss ...
 
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blackie36

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 29, 2006
57
7
Looks like I'm in a similar situation waiting for a MacBook Pro to be shipped to Australia. I got the shipping notification on Saturday with delivery scheduled February 20, but it's been stuck at Pudong ever since Feb 15. Sounds like I won't be seeing it for a while...
I may have some good news for you - (If you can believe TNT). Apparently there was a relatively large Apple shipment of machines bound for Australia stuck at Pudong since the 15th Feb.

As I said in the post above their initial plan was to truck it to Hong Kong, but it seems they changed that plan and got it on a flight to Hong Kong yesterday, and transferred onto another flight which came into Sydney this morning.

...but

no scanning has been updated and as far as their track and trace system goes the machine is still at Pudong.

TNTs Apple team assured me this afternoon that my machine is now in Sydney and would be ready for pickup as soon as it scanned into the depot. Sadly this hasn’t happened and the depot is now closed till Monday!
 

daveellem

macrumors newbie
Feb 12, 2019
3
1
I may have some good news for you - (If you can believe TNT). Apparently there was a relatively large Apple shipment of machines bound for Australia stuck at Pudong since the 15th Feb.

As I said in the post above their initial plan was to truck it to Hong Kong, but it seems they changed that plan and got it on a flight to Hong Kong yesterday, and transferred onto another flight which came into Sydney this morning.

...but

no scanning has been updated and as far as their track and trace system goes the machine is still at Pudong.

TNTs Apple team assured me this afternoon that my machine is now in Sydney and would be ready for pickup as soon as it scanned into the depot. Sadly this hasn’t happened and the depot is now closed till Monday!
Yeah status has updated now to say it’s at my nearest TNT depot. Glad it finally made it!
 
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