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.

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.