Container transportation does not only carry cargo; it also carries economic growth and cultural ties." -Marc Levinson
What is TEU?
TEU Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit represents the carrying capacity of a 20 foot (6mt) Container. It is indispensable for international sea and railway transportation.
Larger containers are usually expressed in multiples of TEU;
For example, 1 40 foot (12m) container is considered 2 TEU. Or FEU (Forty-Foot-Equivalent-Container.
TEU is an indispensable tool for Just in Time .
For container measurement units, you can refer to Wikipedia/Intermodal Container page.
With this unit of measurement;
Annual container handling capacity of the port,
Traffic density capacity of the port environment,
Carrying capacity of the container ship in terms of units,
It can be measured.
1956: American trucker Malcom McLean creates the first container ship .
1961: TEU by International Shipping Organization (IMO) It is considered a standard unit of measurement.
1980s: With the increase in containerization, TEU becomes even more important.
2000s:TEU is now used not only in shipping but also in rail and road transport, as part of the global supply chain.
Benefit of TEU to Purchasing Processes
TEU is a constant guideline for a purchasing manager. It provides great convenience in load capacity, transportation cost and logistics planning.
Thanks to the standardization of TEU, inventory control and order tracking become more transparent.
International transport organizations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:International_transport_organizations< /a>
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