"This is one of the strangest places on the face of the earth"(Captain Burnett, Island Commander, 1858)

"People who visit Ascension are more likely to be in search of a bit of adventure, rather than pampering"(Jolyon Grey, tourist, 2012)

RJI offer a monthly consolidated container service to Ascension via the MOD resupply vessel which calls en route to the Falkland Islands, with a transit time of approximately 21 days from the containers leaving our warehouse in Bristol to be taken to Marchwood Dock, Southampton to them arriving in Ascension. RJI also offer a weekly airfreight service for the more urgent non-hazardous goods. The latest closing date for sea container shipment to Ascension is shown below. 

To check the latest shipping dates go to the Shipping Dates Page.

To arrange collection please visit our Collection Service Page or if you require further information regarding our service please phone +44 (0) 117 9828575 or send an e-mail to

Insurance Please note that goods received by RJI for freight forwarding are not insured. It is the consignor's (the sender's) responsibility to ensure that adequate insurance cover is obtained; RJI would be pleased to quote for such cover if required. For more information see Insurance.

Hazardous Goods It must be brought to our attention if any consignment or part of a consignment shipped through RJI might be considered dangerous or hazardous, failure to do so could lead to prosecution. For more information see Hazardous Cargo.

Ascension Island Mini Documentaries

Are you interested to learn more about Ascension Island? Then take a look at these mini documentaries which are part of Stewart McPherson's excellent Britain's Treasure Islands series.

Ascension Island - Wild Life & Heritage

Ascension Island - Natives & Aliens 

Ascension Island - Supplying the Garrison


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