Polished Freight Logistics

The EU represents 500 million consumers. Since the UK voted to leave the EU, many people are assuming we will leave those consumers behind too.   However, as a recent article in The Guardian suggests, the likelihood is that we will in fact negotiate a free trade agreement to accommodate and remind our neighbours of [...]

By |2016-10-13T12:44:19+00:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Industry Insight, Our Voice|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Polished Freight Logistics

Hanjin – What happens when a shipping line collapses?

Following the news of Hanjin’s collapse, it’s safe to say that the situation leaves us ‘all at sea’. Vessels are stuck at sea or at anchor with crew still on board whilst ports fear they won’t get paid resulting in them refusing to allow Hanjin vessels to berth or discharge. The result is that shippers [...]

By |2016-09-22T14:59:48+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Industry Insight, Our Voice|Tags: |Comments Off on Hanjin – What happens when a shipping line collapses?

Automotive Logistics – A View Post-Brexit

As the UK and the rest of the world settle down post-Brexit, the challenge to smooth relationships between Europe and the UK is just beginning. In the shipping industry there are a number of hurdles to overcome and the dust on leaving the EU will take time to settle. One of the key trades [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:18:02+00:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: Our Voice|Tags: |Comments Off on Automotive Logistics – A View Post-Brexit

10 things you need to know about the new SOLAS regulations

10 things you need to know about the new SOLAS regulations The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight declared to the Vessel Operator and [...]

By |2017-09-20T19:47:10+00:00February 9th, 2016|Categories: Our Voice|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 10 things you need to know about the new SOLAS regulations

Freight Forwarding Q&A with Chairman, Alan Platt

Freight Forwarding Q&A with Chairman, Alan Platt We recently teamed up with Trade Finance Global to discuss the world of freight forwarding. Here's a Q&A session with our Chairman, Alan Platt: Please explain your business and shipping services you offer: John Good Shipping, founded in 1833, is one of the largest, independent ship agency [...]

By |2017-09-20T15:24:40+00:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: Our Voice|Tags: |Comments Off on Freight Forwarding Q&A with Chairman, Alan Platt

Offering a helping hand to importers and exporters

Offering a helping hand to importers and exporters At John Good Shipping, we understand the importance of helping all our customers, particularly new or inexperienced ones, to get a clear insight into the world of freight forwarding. There is so much terminology – International Commercial Terms (INCO Terms) – which, at times, reads like [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:51:01+00:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Our Voice|Tags: , |Comments Off on Offering a helping hand to importers and exporters

Are you getting the best value out of your freight forwarder?

As we all know too well, freight rates in the current market - particularly on the Asia-Europe trade - are at record lows. This is undoubtedly a positive for importers up and down the country but has far reaching implications on the industry as a whole and changes the whole dynamics of the supply chain. [...]

By |2015-06-24T18:14:58+00:00June 24th, 2015|Categories: Our Voice|Tags: , |Comments Off on Are you getting the best value out of your freight forwarder?

The Shortage of Hauliers

There has been a huge amount of coverage recently in the national media about the shortage of drivers within the haulage industry and the knock-on effects for the supply chain. Today, and in the future, this is becoming an increasingly growing concern. With Christmas just around the corner there is a danger out there that [...]

By |2014-11-25T11:53:54+00:00November 25th, 2014|Categories: Industry Insight, John Good News, Our Voice|Comments Off on The Shortage of Hauliers

Freight forwarding: Five Tips That Will Help You Choose Your Agent

When it comes to freight forwarding for transporting your goods from one country to another, it is well worth employing the services of a trusted partner. John Good Shipping has over 180 years’ experience in the transportation of a wide range of cargoes world-wide, including customs clearance, warehousing and trucking services. Here are a few [...]

By |2014-07-30T12:03:23+00:00July 30th, 2014|Categories: Industry Insight, John Good News, Our Voice|Comments Off on Freight forwarding: Five Tips That Will Help You Choose Your Agent