Why choose John Good Shipping?

One of the UK’s most established shipping agencies

We have unrivalled experience, having started business as a shipping agency in 1833. We were there at the advent of paddle steamers and iron ships and have, since then, pioneered the development of high quality shipping services in the UK. We can use that depth of experience to your advantage.


With offices in every major UK port and a strong presence overseas, we can provide a personal, hands-on service wherever you, your vessels, your colleagues or your goods are. This is supported by our industry-leading IT system, CargoWiseOne, which allows you to have unrivalled levels of control, visibility and ownership of your cargo throughout the supply chain. Whatever your requirements, you can be sure that we have the experience, ability and know-how to support you.


We aim to offer all of our customers the best possible service, provided by a single, named contact who will look after your interests, from start to finish. This means that you can be sure that an experienced staff member, who understands your business, is available to talk whenever you need to. This helps to ensure that your cargo, ship and crew are in safe hands.


Though confident that the service we provide is of the highest possible standard, we’re never content to rest on our laurels. Instead, we work tirelessly to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the industry by playing an active part in a range of industry bodies including: the British International Freight Association, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association, the Baltic and International Maritime Council and the Road Haulage Association.


Last but not least, our team is incredibly loyal and experienced, with a large number of our colleagues having been with us for over 10 years and more. We do everything we can to nurture and develop that talent through industry-leading staff training programmes. The resulting dedication and experience of our team enables us to provide services of the highest quality.

  • We are very fortunate in having the support, professionalism, commitment and quality of service that John Good Shipping has provided us over all these years. We would strongly recommend them to support your business needs as an Agent in the Port of Felixstowe.

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  • Thank you for your excellent service throughout from start to finish, can you also please thank the haulage company the driver was here at 6.45am and was brilliant too.

     Many thanks for your help, much appreciated.

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  • I just really want to comment on John Good Shipping as a company. I got in touch with them when I was at the bottom to the learning curve for importing and they were - and still are - very supportive. Thank you!

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  • Thank you for your help and participation… and the level of involvement and assistance… the professionalism of the team at John Good Shipping has been displayed at each opportunity presented.

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  • For many years John Good Shipping has provided port agency services to Hamburg Sud in the UK. In light of this close cooperation, we at Hamburg Sud UK are pleased to commend the services of John Good Shipping and to wish the company continued success.

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  • As a first time importer from the Far East, the process can be quite daunting. John Good has provided exceptional service and support right through the process. I would highly recommend John Good Shipping to any other business looking to source product direct from factories around the world.

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