About us

BAY Shipping is one of the UK’s leading independent port agents. Established in Wales in 1992, with locations throughout the UK, we’re renowned for the expertise and local knowledge of our highly skilled team.

Our parent company, the John Good Group, was founded in Hull in 1833 and is still under the ownership of the Good family today. John Good has earned itself an enviable reputation throughout the UK and abroad because of its vast experience, quality service and highly dedicated team of employees.

Over the past few years, the John Good Group has grown as a business, thanks to organic growth across each of its companies and strategic acquisitions in similar areas of trade with  similar values to those of the business and family.

The group now includes ten different subsidiaries, each operating independently, but working together wherever possible. Our sister companies and other group subsidiaries include shipping, logistics, warehousing and travel companies.

Our Purpose

“To provide the very best standards in port agency and chartering services at each port within the UK by putting the client at the centre of everything we do.”

Our Values

As a family-owned business, our values are part of everything we do, providing a unique experience of trust and partnership to ship owners, operators, port authorities, crew and other maritime stakeholders.

Social responsibility

We aim to make a positive and lasting difference to the communities we live and work in.
That’s why we created the pledge programme.

The Matthew Good Foundation was established in 2011 when the Good family and company directors decided that the company had more to offer society than its core commercial activities. It would allow employees working within the John Good Group of companies, both the time and financial resources, to support charitable causes they are passionate about.

The Matthew Good Foundation was named after Matthew Good following his sudden death while taking part in a charity run. Matthew was a Director of the John Good Group of companies and was dedicated to the family business and everyone within it. The Foundation’s concept embodied his principles, values and commitment to the staff.

Today, the Matthew Good Foundation provides:

The Foundation will match funding raised by John Good employees for charitable events, endeavours and sponsorship.

Supporting and developing a charity or community project which an employee or family member has direct or indirect input into.

Supporting employees to start up their own grassroots community or charitable project.

We donate a percentage of our profits to the foundation every year to support employees and their immediate family in charitable and community work, fund-raising and supporting positive projects in the community.

Our Heritage

BAY Shipping is a leading independent port agent and a part of the John Good Group, the UK’s leading family-owned shipping and logistics company.

Established in 1992, BAY Shipping has locations throughout the United Kingdom and is renowned for the expertise and local knowledge of our highly skilled team. Operating jointly with our sister company, DAN Shipping & Chartering, we offer efficient and professional port agency and chartering services nationwide.

We work with a wide range of clients across various industries, handling over 10 million tonnes of cargo each year including steel, coal, liquids, wood pellets, aggregates, gypsum and recyclables. We provide a comprehensive range of professional port agency and chartering services to ensure the seamless handling of vessels and cargo alike.




John Good Group acquires Bay Shipping


Finalist: Bulk Port agent of the Year at the IBJ Awards


Finalist: Bulk Port agent of the Year at the IBJ Awards


Finalist: Customer Care Award at the IBJ Awards


We are incredibly proud of our history and heritage, and the Good family values are at the heart of everything we do.

Standard trading conditions

Copies of our STCs for you to keep.

British International Freight Association Standard Trading Conditions-2017

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Standard Trading Conditions-2007

Industry insight and the latest news from our team.

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Get in touch with Bay Shipping

Bay Shipping Limited  –  As agents only.
Ground Floor, Cromlin East,
Longwood Drive.
Cardiff, CF14 7YT, WALES
Call: + 44 (0) 2920 453399
Fax: 02920 454 343
Email: agency@bayshipping.co.uk