Matthew Good Foundation formed

John’s son, Matthew had been a director at the company since 2006. Not long after becoming joint managing director for the group in 2011, Matthew died suddenly and unexpectedly whilst running for charity. The company had already started work on setting up a charitable...

AEO status achieved

An AEO is an “Authorised Economic Operator” that meets the criteria required to be considered reliable and trustworthy in their Customs-related operations. John Good Shipping achieved the status in 2010, followed by TEPS in 2012.

A period of expansion and acquisition begins

The Felixstowe office opened in 2005 and has since become one of our biggest offices. New offices also went on to open at London Gateway, Plymouth, Liverpool and Bradford. A range of other businesses were also acquired over the next 15 years including Felixstowe...

Freight Forwarding business develops

In 2001 John Rutherford joined the leadership team with the goal of developing the freight forwarding department. Within 5 years freight forwarding overtook agency in sales. The company moved its head office to Maritime House in 2003, and in 2008 John Rutherford...

Agency success continues

Despite the shrinking agency market leading to the loss of principals like Finska after 100 years, agency work kept the business going. Smaller lines still valued the experience on offer by an agency, and the respect the Good family still commanded in the industry was...