What we do

Welcome to the Richard James International (RJI) website. RJI are proud to be the largest independent shippers to the South Atlantic Islands of Ascension, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha and the Falklands. With over thirty years experience of providing procurement, shipping and logistical solutions to local governments, public companies, large and small businesses and private individuals alike. From our warehouse facility in Avonmouth, Bristol with it's motorway links to the north, south, east and west RJI is ideally situated to offer the following services to the South Atlantic:

Sourcing & Procurement
Freight Consolidation
(including UK collection service)
Shipping & Freight Forwarding
Import & Export Solutions
(including Customs Documentation, etc)
Air Courier Service

Shipping dates

To avoid any confusion, please note that the closing dates shown here are the last days that cargo can be received for shipping for that particular voyage, not the last date for receiving orders, which should be placed at least seven days prior. Please also note that, due to operational decisions made by the shipping lines, cargo is not always guaranteed to sail on the voyage published.

If you have any question about shipping dates, don’t hesitate to contact us here.

Tristan Da Cunha

Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V181 19/02/2019 03/05/2019 MFV EDINBURGH
V182 05/04/2019 19/06/2019 MFV EDINBURGH

St. Helena

Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V15 08/02/2019 15/04/2019 MV HELENA
V16 08/03/2019 13/05/2019 MV HELENA
V17 05/04/2019 05/06/2019 MV HELENA
V18 07/05/2019 09/07/2019 MV HELENA
V19 31/05/2019 06/08/2019 MV HELENA
V20 28/06/2019 03/09/2019 MV HELENA
V21 02/08/2019 07/10/2019 MV HELENA
V22 30/08/2019 05/11/2019 MV HELENA
V23 27/09/2019 04/12/2019 MV HELENA

Falkland Islands

Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V407 08/03/2019 26/04/2019 MV SCOUT
V409 05/04/2019 24/05/2019 MV SCOUT
V411 10/05/2019 28/06/2019 MV SCOUT
V413 07/06/2019 26/07/2019 MV SCOUT
V415 12/07/2019 30/08/2019 MV SCOUT
V417 09/08/2019 27/09/2019 MV SCOUT
V419 05/09/2019 25/10/2019 MV SCOUT
V421 03/10/2019 22/11/2019 MV SCOUT

Ascension Island

Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V19/03 26/04/2019 25/05/2019 CHARTER
V19/05 14/06/2019 13/07/2019 TBC
V19/07 02/08/2019 31/08/2019 TBC
V19/09 20/09/2019 19/10/2019 TBC
V19/11 08/11/2019 07/12/2019 TBC

Christmas Shipments

Posted on 18/09/2018

Closes for cargo on 05/10/18
Arrives on 05/12/18

Closes for cargo on 29/10/18
Arrives on 30/11/18

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MOD Rates Ascension

Posted on 16/10/2015

Please note that the MOD have introduced new rates from V18/05. The rates for both consolidated cargo and dedicated container shipments to Ascension will increase.

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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can reach out to us by phone or email or you can fill in the form and send us your enquiries.

Accounts Enquiries

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+44 (0) 117 982 8575

Shipping & Freight Enquiries

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Procurement Enquiries

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