As we say goodbye to 2020, for the first Friday Five of 2021, we take a look back at the biggest moments and best reads from a year like no other. Hindsight is truly 2020!

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1. The Friday Five: Major Forwarder buy-in helps Slync.io land $11M Series A [April 3, 2020]

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Slync.io raises $11M Series A amid coronavirus chaos, FedEx pushes through surcharges, True Value wants to make hand sanitizer, Southwest flies a first with cargo only, and Amazon steps up warehouse safety, hires 80,000.

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2. The Friday Five: ONE Apus spills 1,900 Containers into Pacific [December 4, 2020]

This week's top news in supply chain and logistics: ONE Apus loses 1,900 containers overboard, XPO to split company in two, Asia-Europe spot rates up 200% year-over-year, IBM uncovers global email attack on Covid vaccine supply chain, and Penske Logistics buys Black Horse Carriers.

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3. The Friday Five: Costco Panic-Buying Boost Sales 12.1% for Big-box Giant [March 6, 2020]

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: Costco rides #CostcoPanicBuying wave, ISM national factory activity index falls to 50.1 for February, Blank sailings to cost Ocean Carriers an estimated $1.9 billion, Instacart launches new delivery option, and Lobster prices fall to 4-year low thanks to COVID-19.

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4. The Friday Five: Port of Beirut Explodes [August 4, 2020]

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics: The Port of Beirut explodes, Wakashio leaking Bunker Oil off Mauritius, Aluminum Tariffs are back for Canada, India delays SCMTR Rules, and Beyond Meat repacks $6M.

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5. The Friday Five: Trans-Pacific Ocean Container Shortage [November 6, 2020]

On Monday, software provider SolarWinds announced that some of its customers unknowingly installed malware this spring through seemingly routine updates to a network-management tool. The updates included a weak point created by cyber attackers that could have exposed nearly 18,000 of its 300,000 customers. These customers include the Commerce, Treasury, and Homeland Security departments of the U.S. Government.

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Best wishes to all of you 2021! Don’t forget to check out last week’s news and come back next week for the following Friday Five logistics news roundup!

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