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Surge in electric car sales fails to offset slump with sales in 2020 down nearly 30% from year beforeThe coronavirus pandemic pushed UK car sales in 2020 down to the lowest level since 1992, the biggest annual slump since the second world war despite surging sales of electric cars, according to industry data.Sales fell by 29% during the year to about 1.63m, preliminary figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed.

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  • UK car sales fall to lowest level since 1992Surge in electric car sales fails to offset slump with sales in 2020 down nearly 30% from year beforeThe coronavirus pandemic pushed UK car sales in 2020 down to the lowest level since 1992, the biggest annual slump since the second world war despite surging sales of electric cars, according to industry data.Sales fell by 29% during the year to about 1.63m, preliminary figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed.

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  • Port of Tyne clean energy programme cuts carbon emissions by 700 tonnes in 12 monthsPort of Tyne has completed a detailed modelling exercise and long term analysis of its electricity network, as part of its award-winning decarbonisation and clean energy strategy. This process enables the port’s leadership to understand both current and future energy requirements in line with Tyne 2050’s ambitious net zero roadmaps for Port of Tyne to become carbon neutral by 2030 and an all-electric port by 2040.
  • Fiat Chrysler and PSA shareholders approve mergerA merger between Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Group won approval from both sets of shareholders on Monday. The deal will create the world's fourth biggest carmaker and comes two years after talks began. The combined company will bring together well-known brands such as Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall from PSA with Fiat, Jeep and Chrysler. The new company following the $52bn (£38bn) deal will be called Stellantis. Stellantis, which means to brighten with stars, will have 14 car brands under one roof including niche players Maserati and Alfa Romeo.
  • Shipping and the UK Ports a tale of dire straits?Written by Alan Braithwaite, Chairman, Freight & Logistics Policy Group Stories are gathering pace of UK ports being in trouble with landside capacity being completely full of containers and vessels simply refusing to call. A meeting of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Freight and Logistics Policy Group discussed what has been happening and the implications for future trading patterns. This blog was originally penned before the Brexit deal was announced so it has been updated to reflect that.
  • Covid-19: essential work of the logistics [and transport] sectorThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has received written confirmation from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the work of the logistics [and transport] sector should continue to the greatest extent possible through the Covid-19 crisis. A letter written by David Buttery, Co-Director, Road Safety, Standards and Services, DfT, to professional industry bodies such as CILT, the Road Haulage Association and the Cold Chain Federation, said: 

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  • Highways England is ˜finishing off what Beeching started" Plans by Highways England to demolish more than a hundred structures on disused railways have been condemned for potentially preventing future railway reopenings. Many structures, particularly bridges, must still be maintained for safety reasons, even though they are no longer on active railway routes, and Highways England is currently planning to remove 134 of these structures to reduce the risks they present. But the plan has been criticised by campaigners because it could make future reopenings less likely and also block heritage trails used by cyclists and walkers.
  • Operators react to new lockdown by reviewing timetables Train operators have started to react to the new national lockdown announced by the Prime Minister last night by reviewing their services again.
  • Open access operators cancel services for third time Open access operators Grand Central and Hull Trains are withdrawing their services from the end of this week in response to the new lockdown in England.

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