Richard James, the Avonmouth cargo agent delivering to the South Atlantic islands, does not amend their St Helena shipping schedule every few days.
Meihuizen International, the cargo shipping company ‘serving’ St Helena does. The Richard James website shows the original scheduled arrival dates for the Maria da Paz cargo ship.
The September cargo arrival is due in 10 days. A check on Thursday confirmed that Maria Da Paz is at Rupert’s wharf, unloading the ‘August’ cargo. On the current voyage, Meihuizen managed to leave behind most of the dairy products – not a lot of milk, cheese, butter, eggs etc.
In the shops right now, before any cargo apart from fruit has been put on the shelves, there is not a large amount of milk, cheese, butter, eggs etc. The story is that the majority consignment of dairy products was delayed by Customs at the South Africa-Namibia border. This begs the question, why do Meihuizen have a transhipment from Cape Town Port to Walvis Bay and then transport cargo by road?
St Helena Shipping Schedule
Voyage Closing date Arrival date Vessel
V03 11/04/2023 01/07/2023 MARIA DA PAZ
V04 05/06/2023 16/08/2023 MARIA DA PAZ
V05 17/07/2023 25/09/2023 MARIA DA PAZ
V06 25/08/2023 02/11/2023 MARIA DA PAZ
V07 25/09/2023 02/12/2023 MARIA DA PAZ