About TEUs and Tons
Most of the vessels procured by us transport containers – after all the majority of the global trade is being packed in these standardized ‘boxes’. German shipping companies control a large part of the world wide container fleet.
The construction of modern container vessels is designed to avoid the waste of space. The capacity and space is indicated in TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) for the cargo. A containership with 18,000 TEUs therefore has space for 18,000 twenty foot containers. Today, more and more forty and even forty-five foot containers are being used.
In order to get a precise picture of the capacity the additional measuring unit 14mt homogeneous load is being applied. This measuring unit indicates how many containers with a weight of 14 tons can be loaded on a vessel.
By the way: Most container vessels do not have an own loading gear, depending on the destination. Loading and unloading can only be carried out in respective container terminals with loading bridges.
Apart from voyages on freighter vessels, we also offer the possibility to travel on general cargo ships and bulk container vessels.
We offer trips on coasters as well. These ship usually travel around the northern baltic seas and deliver goods to the smallest ports as well.
Coaster deliver bulk cargo such as steel, cellulose, salt, wood or paper.
Inland waterway vessels are the extended arm of the sea vessels, when they carry the load from the large ports into the inland and vice versa.
The small inland waterway vessel drive on even the smallest rivers and canals, often in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, but also in France.
Our vessels navigate on rivers, canals, lakes and oceans in all five continents.