I’m continuing to keep you up to date on all the granular details of your SKT pre-order and deck delivery, because it turns out many of you– lots– are full-blown nerds like me and find this stuff interesting. Who knew.
On 9/10/2021 I got a notice from the broker about my Form 7501, the Entry Summary (the hyperlink takes you to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection website for even more info on what an Entry Summary is).
I want to leave documentation of the exact dates so we can count the dates and get a sense for how long these things actually take between transaction points.
Here’s a 50-page publication on the instructions for how to fill out a Form 7501 Entry Summary. See, as I remarked before, I feel like if you have basic reading comprehension skills, are willing to do the work, and are diligent, you can totally do all this yourself and you don’t need a broker. I dunno. Maybe I’m wrong and I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m just sayin’ that this doesn’t look like rocket science.
Fun dots of connection– Top left corner you’ll see that the vessel my decks were on: the CMA CGM Loire. See previous status update blog post here to get the reference. If you’ve been tracking the ocean vessel, you may have noted that estimate date for arrival at port was scheduled for 9/12/2021.
PLEASE NOTE VESSEL HAS NOT DOCKED YET. This is an advanced notice from the broker in preparation for the vessel arriving at port.
These status updates are as “in real time” as best as I can give them to you.