Freight Forwarding

International cargo, transported with ease

​Whether you are dealing with international import and export freight forwarding for the first time or trying to find efficiencies in your current supply chain, our personal account managers pride themselves on offering valuable industry advice, with an international network across 42 countries and a track record of delivering successful multi-modal forwarding services for our partner’s Clients.

We are proud to be one of the oldest freight forwarding companies in the UK. We had a dedicated department even before Felixstowe’s container port was built so you can be sure we know the forwarding industry inside out because we have been leading the way from the very start.

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Sea freight

Forwarding freight by sea is by far the most common and cost-effective way of transporting your goods internationally via ocean or short sea.

We offer a complete service including FCL, LCL, reefer, RORO and dry bulk. Let our team guide the way and find the most suitable and cost-efficient route for your cargo need

Air freight

Do you need the safest and fastest method of transportation for your cargo whilst ensuring that it is delivered on time and in perfect condition? Do you want an expert to help you decide on the best of the various air freight options available? With help from your personal forwarding expert at Good Logistics, we guarantee that you’ll soon be flying high!

Road freight

Whether you need to get your containers from port to destination or are importing/exporting your cargo across Europe by road, we have a complete and flexible range of road freight forwarding services and an extensive network of reliable transportation partners across Europe

Projects

Do you require an expert to help you get your large-scale project off the ground? The expert freight forwarders in our project cargo department are well-known for delivering successful end-to-end project management tailored to clients’ needs, with forwarding specialists in moving complex shipments and oversized cargo.

Consolidation

If you don’t have enough goods or cargo to fill a container or a truck but you still want to get moving and reap the benefits of FCL or FTL logistics, sharing space may be the solution. We can manage worldwide LCL (less than container load) and LTL (less than truckload) transport and we have specialist departments in Turkey LCL and European Road Freight.

“We have used the services of the John Good Logistics team for a number of years and they have always gone above and beyond to meet our requirements. With a proactive can do attitude they have supported us through the Brexit process and ensured we have met our customer needs.”

Kiddylicious

“We have been partnering with John Good Logistics for over 10 years. They have always provided a proactive and consultative approach to the management of our supply chain; we would certainly recommend their services.”

First Line

“We have worked with John Good Logistics since we began trading in the UK, their service as been reliable throughout, and the staff always happy to help”

Chris Cordingley

Giti Tyres

“The professionalism of the team at John Good Logistics has been displayed at every opportunity presented.”

Perkins

“Their knowledge, skill and commitment, plus their enthusiastic attention to our business needs is always exceptional and considering how complex and demanding we are as a business, with our variety of different products, they do a thoroughly professional job for us.”

Chris Thompson

Head of Procurement – Indirect Purchases, Marshalls Plc

“What we love about Good Logistics is the personal touch they provide – it is like they are part of our team.”

Other logistics services you may be interested in

We also offer other logistics solutions designed to help you make moving your goods from Point A to Point B a breeze.

Industry Sector

Customs

Warehousing and Distribution

Frequently asked questions

What are freight forwarders?

They organise the movement of goods around the world on behalf of an organisation or individual. Although this sounds simple, getting goods from A to B can be a complicated process. Therefore, it is the role of a freight forwarder to streamline this process as much as possible, making international shipping a painless experience

Freight companies do not necessarily own the vessels that transport cargo. These companies are known as non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC).

Freight forwarders work with various sea carriers, air carriers, rail carriers, road carriers, and other services to transport goods, taking responsibility for the goods and dealing with issues relating to logistics and documentation. Often, they offer additional services for a smooth and seamless process that can deliver goods right up to their final point of sale.

Where does Good Logistics ship to?

As an experienced global forwarding specialist, we offer international shipping and transport services. Whether you are importing or exporting from the UK, our expert team will make the process of moving your goods simple and stress-free.

Does Good Logistics offer port centric logistics?

We have warehouses at shipping and container ports in Hull, Felixstowe, Ipswich and Liverpool, plus a facility at Heathrow Airport dedicated to air freight logistics. Our warehouse facilities will collaborate with our freight forwarding department to provide you with a complete port-centric solution. Our Felixstowe warehouse is ideally situated for the swift transfer of goods from the quayside to the rack, helping importers save money by avoiding expensive quay rent and demurrage charges.

Can you offer customs clearance?

Yes. At Goods Logistics, our experienced teams can handle the completion of export and import customs formalities (NES customs entry, Intrastat, CFSP Messaging) at all main UK ports. Our teams of freight forwarding specialists and in-house customs experts work together to ensure your consignment flows through the process as quickly as possible. We also offer advice on import and export, taxation and clearance procedures, helping your consignments clear

Will I have to pay duty and tax when importing goods from outside the EU?

You have to pay duties and taxes to UK Customs when you buy goods from outside the EU. Once paid, your shipment will be released into the UK and sent to their destination.

The amount of UK duty you must pay depends on the declared value of the goods and the type of product you are importing. You can check the online tariff at www.gov.uk/trade-tariff.

Will I be able to track my shipments?

Yes. Our clients have 24/7 access to their shipments, including tracking information, custom clearance documents, invoices, etc.

BIFA awards 2022!

BIFA awards 2022!

Good Logistics were delighted to attend  BIFA Freight Awards yesterday, on the 19th of January, held at the Brewery in London. The team had a very exciting...

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