John Good Shipping, a subsidiary of the John Good Group, is delighted to announce the latest expansion of its global activities with the appointment of a dedicated UK Trade Manager, Peter Shan, based in Shanghai within the offices of our partner, Fiege International Freight Forwarder (China) Co.
This exciting development signifies the intent of John Good to further grow its business operations in China whilst offering an enhanced range of supply chain management and value added services at both origin and destination. This close co-operation with Fiege, the pioneer of contract logistics, brings two independent family owned businesses together with over 300 years’ combined experience in the logistics sector. Although headquartered in Germany, Fiege operates from 12 sites throughout China including 27,500 m2 warehousing and employs 11,000 staff in 17 countries.
The services John Good Shipping offers include high performance forwarding and logistics, liner and port agency, distribution and customs formalities, with the Group already operating from 16 different sites across the UK as well as 2 in Turkey. This move in to Asia will not only help develop the geographical scale of the business but will also assist in achieving the company’s ambitious growth targets.
As the world’s top container port, shipping a total of 33.6m teu in 2013, Shanghai is the perfect place for John Good Shipping to establish itself to enhance its forwarding and logistics activities throughout China. With the volume of goods being shipped from China to Europe, this move will significantly increase the range of services John Good can offer to its customers.
Alan Platt, Managing Director of John Good Group said: “We are always conscious of ways in which to improve our service offering to our customers. The combination of having our own people in Shanghai coupled with the strong partnership we have with Fiege will enable us to enhance our logistics activities across the whole supply chain.
This move will assist in the growth of our business as a whole, and help us reach our financial targets in the years to come.”