(Twenty-foot-equivalent) A measure of volume or capacity based on the standard dimensions of a 20-ft cargo-carrying container; a 40-ft container provides for the same volume or capacity as two 20-ft containers (2 TEUs).
Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit. A measure of container's carrying capacity determined by calculating the length of that container divided by 20. A 48 ft container equals 2.4 TEU. Two-way end-of-train device: Provides an additional measure of safety to a train's braking system, particularly on steep grades, by enabling locomotive engineers to apply an emergency brake from both ends of the train.
Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit. A unit of measurement of the cargo carrying capacity of a containership. A standard shipping container is 20 ft long, and therefore equal to one TEU. A 40 ft long shipping container is equal to two TEUs.