majors Ford Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, BMW, General Motors and
Honda have either shut several of their plants or scaled down
production following short supply of parts on account of breakdown
in shipments from their ancillary units.
Motors temporarily shut down several North American assembly
plants on Monday because of parts shortages due to travel
restrictions, after last Tuesday's attacks on the US, the BBC
a result, the automaker says, its third quarter earnings will fall
short of its previous forecast.
said the parts shortages stems from freight transportation
restrictions, particularly in air transport and movement through
has also reported parts shortages and production by General Motors
and Honda has been scaled back in Canada.
Ford plants will be shut down from Monday and remain closed until
24 September while a fourth will shut for one day.
automaker said its current production plans for the third quarter
now require up to 820,000 vehicles, down almost 120,000 from its
has said it is experiencing delays in deliveries of supplies of
components and parts across the Canadian and Mexican borders
following the attacks, a company spokeswoman said.
are tighter because of congestion at the borders but we're
operational. There are 12-15 hours of delays for trucks to get
across the borders," she said.
parts are becoming more limited," she added.
confirmed that the company shut down all US plants on Tuesday
after the US attacks "in recognition of what had
normal production has resumed since Wednesday, she said.
confirmed it shut down its US plant on Tuesday after the attacks
"to allow workers to be with their families" but
production resumed the following day.
BMW spokesman said that 95 per cent of supplies,
including engines, from Europe to the US plants are transported by
ship and "about 5 per cent" by air freight but could not
provide details on the impact of delays on production.