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Forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU)
A forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU) is a type of shipping container typically used in global intermodal freight transport. It is the standard size for maritime containers and is equal to two twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). FEUs measure 40 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet tall and can hold up to 72 cubic meters of cargo and 25 metric tons.