How many containers can be transported on one ship?



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    The largest container ship in the world, the Emma Maersk, can transport approximately between 13,500 and 15,200 standard, twenty-foot equivalent units (about the size of the average shipping container).  This ocean faring behemoth is 397 meters long, or close to four football field lengths.

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    Cargo ship capacity is measured in TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units), defined as 20’x8’x8’6″ units.  Different cargo ships are designed to carry different loads, most averaging between 6,000 and 18,000 TEUs. Due to canal size, there is a ceiling for cargo ship size, and thereby cargo ship load capacity – but we have not reached it yet.  It’s projected that in 10 years 18,000TEU ships will be common.


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