A container vessel is a type of vessel designed to carry ISO containers

In container shipping, the abbreviation "TEU" stands for "Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit" and refers to a 20-foot container, which in Germany corresponds to a standard shipping container. The container size is internationally standardized and is used to calculate the loading capacities of container vessels or to indicate handling values in ports. For example, if a vessel has a capacity of 1,500 TEU, it can hold 1,500 standard containers with a length of 20 feet (1 foot = 0.30479 meters).

A "Forty Foot Equivalent Unit" (FEU) container has a volume of 40 feet and is therefore as large as two TEU containers.

Picture: Talents for Maritime, 5. Ausgabe Juni 2020

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