It seems rather odd that a ship would travel all the way around Florida and up to Alabama when they cold just hit the East coast. I am a memeber of the MBCA and recently there was an outing at the Mercedes delivery processing center in Maryland. I have always thought that most imports from Europe came through Baltimore, MD. Though my VW Passat had aport of entry of Boston, MA.
1994 MB E320 Coupe (199,500 mi)
1992 MB 190E 2.6 (173,000 mi)
1983 Porsche 911SC (148,000 mi)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T (198,000 mi)
President of CT/Westchester Section