Sending Packages to the Africa Mercy via Containers
My wife and I are going to be serving in Senegal for 3 months beginning in December. I have seen the info on Navigator about the process to ship yourself packages via the containers that leave the US every month or so.
Is there any issues with sending a package or 2 (USPS Flat Rate boxes) to be included in a container shipment and then have that container with our packages arrive in Senegal before we begin our service, or do we need to be on the ship already when the container arrives in order to receive our packages immediately?
For example, would there be an issue with getting our packages to TX around September so that they would hopefully be shipped with the container that same month? This would probably result in the container arriving in Senegal before we actually get there, so our packages are there waiting for us when we arrive.
We were thinking that this would be the best way to get a 3-month supply of toiletry/consumable items to the ship without taking up space and weight in our airline luggage.