WTFCF S3, E11 Bonus Scene: Port of Savannah’s Impact On Agriculture – What’s A TEU?
Port of Savannah is the third-busiest in the nation. It’s a constant blur of activity — cranes, trains, trucks and some of the most massive ships you’ve ever seen, all loaded with products from around the world, including a whole lot of the food we eat. They measure traffic in “TEUs” — but what is that? That’s the basic measurement for port traffic — it’s a 20-foot shipping container (you might call it a trailer, since you see them most often behind a big rig on the highway). Most shipping containers now are 40-foot, so they count as two TEUs. And a ship like this one, which has a 8000 TEU capacity, is carrying 4000 40-foot shipping containers! Here we get a lesson in what all that means — and find our there are ships that are three times the size of the one we’re looking at here!
Catch the port in action on Where The Food Comes From Friday night at 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. only on RFD-TV!