Your first choice for shipping and logistics

We’re an award winning, family owned business, established in 1833. Our a deeply engrained culture is based on a real desire to deliver a brighter future for our employees, our community, and our customers.

We provide scalable, flexible logistics solutions with a personal touch, so that you can focus on growing your business.

We listen

You know your business better than anyone – we will listen to your goals, building your logistics service around them.

We understand

Your personal account manager will get to know your business and connect your goals with your perfect logistics solution.

We deliver

Logistics is what we do best, and by working with us you can be sure your logistics run smoothly, reliably, and efficiently.

Don’t just take our word for it

We’re proud to have been recognised for the great work of our team, with numerous awards for growth and service.

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  • Rated “Good” and awarded the bronze standard by EcoVadis


  • International Track 200

    Listed in 2019, 2020 and 2021

  • 1000 Companies to inspire Britain

    Listed in 2020 and 2015

  • Yorkshire Insider Growth Awards

    2020 – listed number 55

  • Yorkshire Fastest 50

    2020 – listed for the fourth time

  • Amazon Scaleup

    2020 – Finalist – Family Business of the Year

  • Yorkshire Business Masters

    2019 – Finalist – Family Business and Large Business

  • Global Excellence Awards

    2019 – Winner – Shipping and Logistics Provider

  • SME New Enterprise

    2018 – Winner – Best family-owned freight forwarding company

  • Northern Lights Awards

    2017 – Nomination – Transport/Logistics company of the year


Good Logistics was founded
in 1833 Hull, UK


Good Logistics staff –
Across 3 continents


For 10 years we’ve been giving
a % of profit to charity

What makes us tick?

At Good Logistics, our values are the heart of everything we do, revolving around a genuine desire to support those around us whilst building for the future.

We value people

We are human, and so are you. Treating our partners, colleagues and communities with respect, honesty and warmth comes first in everything we do. Whether that is providing customers with exceptional service, encouraging creativity within our teams, supporting the successful careers of our people, or giving our local communities a helping hand.

We look ahead

The world never stops moving, so neither do we. Our culture of encouraging innovation, welcoming new ideas, challenging the status quo and investing in modern technology ensures constant improvement, because delivering a bright and positive future for our partners, colleagues and communities really matters to us.

We act responsibly

Balancing forward thinking with sensible decision-making is one of the reasons we’ve been here since 1833. We are committed to building sustainable long-term growth for our partners, colleagues, communities and environment, and we consider it our duty to always act with integrity, fairness and respect in all of our actions, with the highest regard for laws and regulations.

A great place to work

Good Logistics relies on great people. We have a range of career opportunities for talented professionals looking for a future in the logistics industry. With an exclusive benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, high street discounts and more. If you’re driven, positive, like to succeed and thrive on a challenge, a career at Good Logistics could be the opportunity you’re looking for.

Delivering a brighter future for our communities…

We created The Matthew Good Foundation to make a meaningful impact in our communities, whilst empowering our employees to support the causes they care about.

We put an increasing percentage of our profits into the Foundation every year. Since its formation in 2011 The Foundation has donated more than £450,000 to charitable causes, with a record £85,000 in 2020.

…and for our environment

Reducing our environmental impact is an integral part of our business strategy. We work with clients to reduce the environmental impact of their logistics requirements through reporting, carbon offsetting and promoting alternative solutions. We also continually monitor and improve performance, increase employee awareness and training, and continue to invest in initiatives such as:

  • Renewable energy (solar energy at our Head Office)
  • Electric vehicle charging points in our head office car parks
  • Rated “Good” and awarded the bronze standard by EcoVadis
  • Waste reduction initiatives and recycling
  • Sustainable procurement, such as replacing Euro 5 trucks with Euro 6 models

Born in 1833

The origin of John Good Logistics Limited started 188 years ago, in 1833. Through the years, we have made many successful company developments and expanded from a ships chandlery, in 1833, to a modern multi-modal third party logistics provider today. Our rich heritage is something we are proud of, and it has made us who we are today.

You can learn more about our history by visiting the History Centre in Hull, which possesses many of the artefacts and photos from our history. 


Part of The Denholm Group

Good Logistics is part of the 5th-generation family-owned business, J. & J. Denholm Ltd. Founded in 1866, The Denholm Group operates across four key areas: Shipping, Logistics, Seafoods and Industrial Services. J. & J. Denholm place a high importance on their values, the ‘Denholm Standard’. They are committed to exceeding their customers’ expectations by upholding the law and operating with integrity, fairness and respect. We are very proud to be part of the Denholm family, steeped in such a rich history.