Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit
Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (abbreviation TEU , German twenty-foot standard container ) is an internationally standardized unit for counting ISO containers of various sizes and for describing the loading capacity of ships and the handling of terminals during container transport .
There is also the Forty-foot Equivalent Unit (abbreviation FEU ):
- 1 TEU corresponds to a 20-foot ISO container
- 1 FEU corresponds to a 40-foot ISO container
In terms of cargo, 2 TEU have the same space requirements as 1 FEU.
The dimensions of the containers are standardized . A 40 foot container is exactly 40 feet long (12,192 meters). However, a 20 foot container is only 19 feet 10½ inches (6.058 meters) long because two such containers in a row must be as long as a 40 foot container, leaving a 3 inch (7.62 cm) gap.
The width is a uniform 8 feet (2,438 meters), the standard height is 8 feet 6 inches = 8½ feet (2,591 meters). Heights of 8 feet (2,438 meters) are also common. The different heights are not taken into account in the unit.
|TEU||ISO container in feet||Length in meters||Width in meters||Height in meters||Max. Total weight in kg|
- Glossary for transport statistics. Third edition. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxemburg 2003, ISBN 92-894-4942-X , p. 85, ec.europa.eu (PDF; 790 kB).
- ↑ a b Glossary . In: Container Handbook . Association of the German Insurance Industry V. (GDV). Retrieved July 30, 2009.
- ↑ 3.2 Container dimensions and weights . In: Container Handbook. Association of the German Insurance Industry V. (GDV). Retrieved July 30, 2009.