For a transatlantic move between North America and Europe, what are the pros and cons of the different alternatives for bringing my stuff? Assume the stuff I want to take fits in 6 moving boxes of 58x35x41 cm³ each with at most 20 kg per box. Assume also it is no problem if it takes a long time to arrive.
- Shipping with a usual customer-oriented company such as Canada Post, FedEx, TNT. One 58x35x41 cm³, 20 kg parcel with Canada Post from Canada to UK is CA$169.95, which would add up to CA$ 1019.70 — probably there exist cheaper alternatives.
- Sending it with an international moving company
- Shipping it with a freight forwarder
- Other alternatives?
What would be the most cost effective solution? What could be some reasons to choose an alternative that is not the cheapest?