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8 Reasons why you should consider Air Freight for your next shipment

Shipping by sea is well-known for being cheaper than shipping by air, which is why many automatically use it as their preferred method. However, there are numerous reasons why air freight shouldn’t be dismissed as an option – including the fact that it might actually work out cheaper than you think! Take a look [...]

5 Reasons why a Freight Forwarder will make shipping easier

  5 Reasons why a Freight Forwarder will make shipping easier Like most things we choose to outsource, if you manage shipping for your business, using a freight forwarder should make your life easier. But how exactly does that happen? Here are five reasons why a freight forwarder will make shipping easier. 1) Reduce [...]

5 Mistakes to Avoid when working with a new freight forwarder

5 Mistakes to Avoid when working with a new freight forwarder So you’ve decided it’s time to work with a freight forwarder to make shipping for your business simple, but have you thought about how you make the most of your relationship with your new supplier? Freight forwarders can add tremendous value to a [...]

A Guide to Importing from India to the UK

A Guide to Importing from India to the UK In 2016, India shipped US$261 billion worth of goods around the globe, and last month India became the world’s fastest-growing economy, so it’s no surprise that here in the UK we’re regular importers from India. As the world’s leading provider of many goods that are [...]

By | 2018-03-23T16:11:46+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, India, Sea Freight|Tags: , , |0 Comments

[GUIDE] The Differences between LTL and FTL Road Freight and which one is right for you

[GUIDE] The Differences between LTL and FTL Road Freight and which one is right for you Within the road freight or road haulage industry there are two terms you’ll come across all the time - FTL and LTL, but what exactly do they mean and which one should you choose when shipping your products [...]

[Guide] Spot Rates vs Contract Rates – Which freight rates are best for your business?

[Guide] Spot Rates vs Contract Rates - Which freight rates are best for your business? If you’re responsible for procuring freight forwarding services, you’ll have probably heard the terms ‘spot rates’ and ‘contract rates’ when it comes to freight rates. In this post, we’ll explain what these terms mean and discuss best practice on [...]

By | 2018-03-01T15:31:33+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Shipping|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What are customs commodity codes and why do I need them?

What are customs commodity codes and why do I need them? For all UK imports and exports, commodity codes are used to classify goods to ensure the right amounts of tax, VAT and duty are paid. Here we explain why commodity codes are important and how you can make sure you get the correct [...]

An Economic Powerhouse – Manchester’s thriving economy and its impact on shipping & logistics 

An Economic Powerhouse - Manchester's thriving economy and its impact on shipping & logistics With a population of 2.8 million, Greater Manchester is central to the Government-backed Northern Powerhouse, a plan to boost economic growth by investing in skills, transport & innovation in the North of England involving cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, [...]

How to build a brilliant relationship with your freight forwarding company

How to build a brilliant relationship with your freight forwarding company You only need to speak to a handful of people responsible for shipping within their business to understand experiences with their freight forwarding company vary considerably, from excellent to poor.  While some enjoy a fantastic relationship with their preferred freight forwarder, some struggle [...]

By | 2018-01-24T10:39:57+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Office Opening Times during Christmas and New Year

Office Opening Times during Christmas and New Year The UK offices of John Good Shipping will be closed on the following days over the Christmas and New Year period: Christmas Day           Closed Boxing Day                 Closed 27th – 29th                  Normal Office hours New [...]

By | 2017-12-18T15:34:58+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Holidays, Shipping|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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