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.
You know your business better than anyone – we will listen to your goals, building your logistics service around them.
Your personal account manager will get to know your business and connect your goals with your perfect logistics solution.
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.
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
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.
Provide a service we are proud of
We’ve built our business on delivering an exceptional service to everyone we work with whether they’re customers, colleagues, business partners or suppliers. We aim to make every interaction with our business a positive and rewarding experience by providing service excellence and treating people the way we’d like to be treated ourselves.
Support each other and work together
We encourage teamwork, it makes us all better at what we do and makes every day more fun too. Respecting and supporting each other is part of our great culture that we all love being part of. We have an open and enjoyable working environment where talent and hard work are rewarded, and people have the opportunity to achieve their personal goals.
Make long term business decisions
We are committed to the long-term, profitable future of our business and aim to achieve sustained growth that provides enhanced value to customers and industry partners and opportunities for our people. This is reflected in all the business decisions we make.
Always seek to improve
We’ve created a culture that encourages innovation. We ask our teams to challenge the status quo and welcome new ideas. It ensures we’re always improving and gives employees the opportunity to help drive our business forward.
Be a responsible member of the community
By creating a sustainable and responsible business, we create long-term careers for people within the communities we work, however, our reach goes much further than that thanks to our foundation. We support our employees in their contribution to local charities and causes as well as national charities, give percentage of our profits to the foundation and discount our services for charitable organisations.
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
- 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.