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    AEO, ISPS or TEU – the technical jargon used by port logistics experts is often totally incomprehensible to laymen. What is a spreader? What is a straddle carrier? On this page you will find definitions that are helpful for a better understanding and communication.

    • Panamax Ships in the Panamax class can pass through the locks of the Panama Canal and have a maximum length of 294.13 m, maximum beam of 32.31 m and maximum draught of 12.04 m. They have a capacity to carry approximately 5,000 TEUs. Ships with a beam overall exceeding 32.3 m cannot pass through the canal. The class is called post-Panamax. The Panama Canal is currently being widened to 55 m, so that in future container vessels >10,000 TEUs will be able to pass through the canal. This class will be known as neo-Panamax. The extension is scheduled to go into operation in 2015.
    • Reefer container Reefer containers are special containers for goods that need to be chilled during transport, such as fruit, vegetables, meat or other foodstuffs. The refrigerated containers are supplied with electricity during transport and storage at the terminals via reefer connections.