Freight forwarding for your industry

Your Industries

As one of the longest established logistics and freight management providers in the UK, we handle the freight and logistics requirements of various industries and commodities. With over 180 years of experience, we know that industry or sector expertise makes all the difference and that’s why we match our customers with teams who are experts in their industry.

While we can manage shipments of any kind, we have teams of specialists in place for the following industries:

Automotive shipping


Food shipping

Food & Drink

Furniture shipping


Packaging Shipping


Retail shipping


eCommerce shipping


Recyclables shipping



Specialists in the shipment of automotive parts and vehicles.

Automotive shipping

Whether you need to ship multiple vehicle parts, a fleet of brand new cars or a prized vintage car, John Good has years of experience in automotive shipping.

We’ve sourced extensively in countries such as China, Turkey and South America and with a presence in 42 countries, we guarantee complete visibility of your supply chain from the point of origin to final destination.

Offering a range of automotive services to suit your requirements, we provide worldwide RORO shipping for new and used vehicles plus consolidated shipments (buyers consol) if you source automotive parts from multiple suppliers in a single country.

From car parts to used and brand new vehicles, John Good is experienced in all types of automotive imports and exports, including customs clearance to ensure the smooth transport of your shipment.

Food and Drink

Leaders in Food and Drink Logistics

Food Shipping

John Good has years of experience in handling the shipment of food products, both ambient and chilled. With close links to the world’s leading shipping lines, we can arrange the import and export of foodstuffs to and from all quarters of the globe.

 As a leader in the food logistics industry, we provide worldwide freight forwarding services for the food and drinks sector, plus world leading storage and distribution facilities for ambient food products arriving in the UK.

 Our warehousing and distribution centre located at the UK’s Premier Port in Felixstowe provides over 200,000 square feet of modern, racked internal storage which is BRC (British Retail Consortium) approved. Our port-side location reduces costs for our customers by offering a range of port-centric logistics solutions and benefits.

We work with a number of high profile customers in the food industry handling a range of products from canned food to bottled beverages.


Efficient and cost effective furniture logistics

Furniture shipping

We understand that delivery times in the furniture industry are paramount. For our clients to promise their customers guaranteed delivery dates, it’s up to us as part of their supply chain to deliver against agreed KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), and that’s what we do.

With some of the leading blue chip furniture retailers turning to John Good to import their products, we are one of the leading logistics providers in the furniture sector.

With unparalleled experience in the sea freight industry, our ability to identify the right shipping route and service for your furniture is vital in the supply chain process. Not only do we arrange shipment of your goods; once they arrive, we provide all necessary customs clearance and, in the UK, the storage and distribution of sofas, chairs and flat pack furniture.

We know your showrooms are vital to your business. Therefore, we will provide delivery of your furniture when you require it to meet agreed lead times and to satisfy your customers’ requirements.


Sourcing and delivering packaging from overseas

Packaging Shipping

With an increasing number of companies looking to the East for suppliers of cost-effective, quality packaging materials, it is essential that their freight forwarder provides a reliable and dependable service.

We provide supply chain management solutions to a diverse range of customers who source their packaging from overseas. Whether it’s pizza boxes, juice cartons, yoghurt pots or sauce sachets, John Good has the expertise to provide you with a high-quality service and local knowledge. With specialist packaging expertise in Turkey and China, our experienced team will be happy to help you source the right products and suppliers.


Retail Shipping

At John Good, we work with many leading retailers including high street and online brands. Our vast experience and understanding of the retail supply chain sees our customers enjoy innovative freight management solutions tailored to the needs of the fast-paced retail industry.

As well as importing your goods, we can store, pick, pack and distribute your products to your stores or direct to your customer. We work in collaboration with our clients to streamline the supply chain using Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) to provide complete visibility of stock levels managed with electronic demand information.

We work in partnership with our retail clients to reduce the costs of freight management, increase information flow, reduce lead time and improve the user experience for their customers.

eCommerce and fulfilment

eCommerce and fulfilment

If you have your own business importing goods and selling them online, then you’ll likely have experienced the frustrating and confusing nature of importing and exporting. We work with small business owners to reduce their importing costs while taking all the hassle of documentation and customs away, so they can concentrate on growing their business.

If you’re importing goods from China, India, Turkey or anywhere else for that matter, sea freight is probably the most cost-effective method of importing your products. Our LCL (Less than Container Load) services mean you can share a container with our other customers, which means you can share the space and the cost.

For goods arriving in the UK, we can also help you to promptly fulfil and ship those orders to your customers. As well as importing your goods, we can store, pick, pack and distribute them direct to your customer. Our innovative warehouse management software with real-time access to stock levels and order details, means you have full visibility of your supply chain without the hassle of storing, packing, labelling and distributing goods yourself.

We can take care of everything for you, from liaising with your supplier, handling all documentation and clearing customs to delivering the goods to your door or direct to the customer.


Specialists in exporting, recyclables and waste materials

Recyclables shipping

The export of recyclables is an intricate and complicated process with strict regulations to ensure any waste, whether it’s plastic, paper or metal, is shipped in accordance with current legislation which includes stringent quality control and customs clearance procedures.

We export a range of recovered plastic, paper and metal as well as other commodities, primarily to Asia the Indian subcontinent and Turkey which is then recycled and reused in the manufacture of new products.

Our knowledgeable team are experts in this sector, and provide a personal and competitive service to make exporting recyclables as straightforward and seamless as possible.



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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 Logistics to any other business looking to source product direct from factories around the world.

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

I just really want to comment on John Good Logistics 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!

We began using John Good Logistics in October 2000 and have since passed two customs audits without any problems. The staff are dedicated in helping us achieve an efficient process.

For many years John Good Logistics 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 Logistics and to wish the company continued success.

We are very fortunate in having the support, professionalism, commitment and quality of service that John Good Logistics 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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East Riding of Yorkshire,
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