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
V196 19/11/2021 29/01/2022 MV LANCE
V197 13/12/2021 04/03/2022 MV LANCE
V198 28/01/2022 12/04/2022 MV LANCE
V199 04/03/2022 19/05/2022 MV LANCE
V200 08/04/2022 29/06/2022 MV LANCE

St. Helena

Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V46 02/09/2021 11/11/2021 MV HELENA
V47 30/09/2021 07/12/2021 MV HELENA - CHRISTMAS SAILING
V48 08/11/2021 17/01/2022 MV HELENA
V49 06/12/2021 10/02/2022 MV HELENA
V50 07/01/2022 08/03/2022 MV HELENA
V51 07/02/2022 11/04/2022 MV HELENA
V52 07/03/2022 09/05/2022 MV HELENA
V53 01/04/2022 06/06/2022 MV HELENA
V54 06/05/2022 12/07/2022 MV HELENA

Falkland Islands

Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V467 31/08/2021 23/10/2021 MV SCOUT
V469 28/09/2021 20/11/2021 MV SCOUT
V471 20/10/2021 13/12/2021 MV SCOUT
V473 25/11/2021 13/01/2022 MV SCOUT
V475 17/12/2021 12/02/2022 MV SCOUT
V477 21/01/2022 12/03/2022 MV SCOUT
V479 18/02/2022 09/04/2022 MV SCOUT
V481 18/03/2022 07/05/2022 MV SCOUT

Ascension Island

Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V21/05 03/09/2021 13/10/2021 HARTLAND POINT
V21/07 14/10/2021 24/11/2021 HURST POINT
V21/09 08/12/2021 03/02/2022 ANVIL POINT
V21/11 28/03/2022 08/05/2022 EDDYSTONE
V22/01 23/05/2022 02/07/2022 HARTLAND POINT
V22/03 26/07/2022 04/09/2022 TBC

St Helena Airfreight – Chartered Flights – Volumetric Weight

Posted on 09/12/2021

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Please note that all airfreight is charged based on volumetric weight with is the industry standard for air cargo.

This means that all cargo is

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Shipping Rates 2022

Posted on 02/12/2021

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Please note that we are now receiving updated rates from the shipping lines and hauliers for 2022 which will impact our dedicated container and consolidated

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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

[email protected]

+44 (0) 117 982 8575

Shipping & Freight Enquiries

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Procurement Enquiries

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