Dec 8, 2020

Honda warns of parts shortage due to UK port woes

Japanese carmaker Honda has warned that production at its Swindon plant may be disrupted, because transport problems may cause a shortage of parts. The plant operates on a "Just in time" production system, where parts arrive at the factory when they are needed. Honda has told employees that it is currently experiencing vessel delays and congestion at UK ports. Congestion at UK container ports has been building up in recent weeks, causing problems initially at Felixstowe, but recently at Southampton and London Gateway as well. "In a statement, Honda said:"Due to transport-related delays, potential parts shortages may interrupt production.

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