I'm planning to move from Switzerland to the US for about 2 years and plan to bring along about 2 pallet of stuff with me, next to the baggage I can bring along in the plain.
I personally don't mind when this extra gear takes a month or two to arrive. So time-wise this would be fine. Of course I'm looking for a cost optimized solution as long as my packages do not get damaged (humidity,... - not especially fragile).
Now I heard via ship might be the best. Since I never did this my question what criteria should I use when selecting the carrier.