Due to severely overrunning works on a De Beers mining vessel in the Sturrock Dry Dock in Cape Town, the docking slot for the MV Helena has been cancelled and it will no longer be possible to dry dock the vessel in Cape Town at the end of Voyage 7. As an alternative, AW Ship […]
Our Cargo Service
We offer a regular service to St Helena and Ascension Islands from Cape Town and vice versa. The transit time to St Helena is 7 days and Ascension 11 days. There are regular transhipment opportunities for the movement of cargo to and from the UK and European ports to the Island via Cape Town.
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AW Ship Management own and operate the MV Helena which was purchased to provide the St Helena Shipping facility servicing the Islands of St Helena and Ascension. The MV Helena operates from Cape Town, South Africa and provides monthly calls to St Helena and quarterly calls to Ascension per the published schedule. The MV Helena is equipped to accommodate all types of cargo and is able to utilise the new Rupert’s Bay wharf on St Helena. Cargo bookings can be made via AW Ship Management or via their agency network in Cape Town, St Helena and Ascension.
In response to some common queries regarding the MV Helena and the new shipping service, AWSM have added an Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) page to the St Helena Shipping website. Please contact us if you have a query that is not answered within the FAQS.