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’.
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.
So called Roll On – Roll Off Container Ships are going to North- and South America, West Africa and into the area of the Mediterranean Sea. Roll On – Roll Off means that on these vessels, besides containers, also vehicles of all kind are being transported.
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.