FEU and TEU Shipping: A Comprehensive Explanation
When shipping containers from China to the US, it is important to be aware of the different sizes of containers available. This allows you to choose the best option for your shipment and calculate all shipping costs related to your container dimensions.
The two most commonly used containers in ocean freight from China to the USA are FEU and TEU. What are they and what is their difference?
We’ll explore that in this article.
TEU is the abbreviation of Twenty-feet Equivalent Unit. The international unit of measurement is the container with a length of 20 feet, also known as the international standard container unit. It is usually used to indicate the capacity of a ship to load containers, and it is also an important statistical and conversion unit for container and port throughput.
T E U= Twenty Feet Equivalent Unit. 20-foot standard container (ie: length 20 feet X width 8 feet X height 8 feet 6 inches, the internal volume is 5.69×2.13×2.18 meters, the gross weight of the distribution is generally 17.5 tons, and the volume is 24-26 cubic meters)
Twenty feet equivalent unit standard container (a statistical unit of container traffic volume, based on a 20-foot container as the standard). One TEU is a 20-foot container. Both 40GP and 40HQ are two TEUs. Sea containers are calculated based on TEU as the basic unit. quantity.
FEU is the abbreviation of Forty-foot Equivalent Unit. It is a container with a length of 40 feet as the international unit of measurement. It is usually used to indicate the capacity of a ship to load containers, and it is also an important statistical and conversion unit for container and port throughput. Its specific length, width and height are: 40 feet X 8 feet X 8 feet 6 inches, the internal volume is 11.8 meters x 2.13 meters x 2.18 meters, the gross weight of the distribution is 22 tons, and the volume is 54 cubic meters.
The relationship between container TEU and FEU
Both are used to indicate the capacity of a ship to load containers, and are an important statistical and conversion unit for container and port throughput. Generally, when it comes to shipping containers, the container volume is calculated based on TEU/FEU as the basic unit.
1FEU is equal to 2T E U
Knowing what FEU and T E U shipping are and how they differ is important as they determine the capacity of your container ship and the speed at which you can ship. Typically, shipping rates are provided in TEU, and from there, you can calculate the total cost of your shipment using the following criteria:
**Rate per TEU x number of TEUs in your shipment**
1.20 feet general container ( 20GP ): 20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches high; about 6.096 meters long, 2.6 meters high, 2.35 meters wide, general loading is about 28CBM.
2.40 feet general container ( 40GP ): 40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches high; about 12.192 meters long, 2.6 meters high, 2.35 meters wide, general loading is about 58CBM.
3.45 feet high cabinet (45HC): 45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches high; about 13.716 meters long, 2.9 meters high, 2.35 meters wide, generally about 75CBM for loading.
4. 40-foot high cabinet (40HC): 40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches high, or about 12.192 meters