What are TEU and FEU Shipping Containers?

Part Of The Freight Term Glossary

 

What is a TEU Shipping Container?

A twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) is a shipping container whose internal dimensions measure about 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet tall. It can hold between 9 and 11 pallets, depending on whether they are standard pallets or EUR-pallets. Two TEUs have the capacity of a single FEU.

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What is an FEU Shipping Container?

A forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU) is a shipping container whose internal dimensions measure about 40 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet tall. It can hold between 20 and 24 pallets, depending on whether they are standard pallets or EUR-pallets.


You can calculate container (TEU or FEU) shipping costs with our freight rate calculator. Simply enter your port of origin and port of destination on the “containers” tab, select the size and quantity of containers you’d like to get an estimate for, and click “Get freight rate estimates.”


Learn more about shipping containers, boxes, and pallets here.