Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Established Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens Air Freight Division

John Good Shipping Keeps Evolving Even After 180 Years
Shipping News Feature
UK – One of the country’s longest established shipping, forwarding and logistics groups has proved it can still move with the times by introducing yet another facet to a company which already offers a wide portfolio of industry services. John Good Shipping, having expanded into its brand new headquarters adjacent to the Humber Bridge just a year ago, has branched out further into air freight with a new division based in Manchester.

The John Good Group was established in 1833 and has offices at 16 locations across the UK as well as overseas offices in Turkey and China, and with this new venture says it will cement the company’s position as a complete logistics provider, adding to a panoply of services which already included freight forwarding, liner and port agency, road haulage, warehousing and customs clearance. Seamus Jennings, Managing Director, commented:

“We have been looking to establish ourselves in the air freight industry for a while now. Air freight is not new to us, however we felt that in order to meet our customers’ requirements and provide competitive rates, a separate division needed to be established. We are extremely fortunate that we have been able to team up with Ed Clarke, a highly experienced and respected figure in the air freight industry, and after a long time spent considering the various options, we can now look forward to stamping our mark on the air freight industry.”

Ed Clarke has wide ranging experience in the sector, having an involvement with airfreight stretching back over 25 years and his brief is to develop the company’s air cargo activities and its range of import and export services to and from all main UK airports including Manchester and London Heathrow.

Photo: Ed Clarke will head up the new division.