Honda to Trim Output in North America Due to Shipping Holdup

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Feb. 20, 2015—Honda Motors is adjusting its production at two North American plants in response to a parts shortage caused by disruptions at U.S. West Coast ports, according to Auto News.

Seventy percent of all goods from Asia are brokered through shipping ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., forcing Honda to lower its vehicle production rates in its Indiana and Canada factories, as necessary auto parts for those factories wait to be unloaded from ships in California.

Honda has said it expects to produce 20,000 fewer cars in the month of February due to the holdup stemming from a labor dispute between dockworkers and shipping companies.  

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