Standard Cargo Unit

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Standard Cargo Unit (SCU) is a unit used to describe the volume of cargo in game. It is commonly used to describe cargo capacity of vehicles in the verse. It is based on the size of 1 m3 (1,000 l) stored inside a container with a standard thickness of 0.125 m. Making the total size of 1 SCU ca. 1.95 m3 (1.25 × 1.25 × 1.25 m).[1]

Currently there are only storage containers of 1 SCU in the game, holding 100 units of commodities each.


SCU adopts metric prefix in game to indicate a multiple or fraction of the unit. One Storage Point (SP) is the equivalent of one microSCU.

SCU centiSCU (cSCU) microSCU (μSCU)
1 100 1,000,000
0.01 1 10,000
0.000001 0.0001 1


  • One twenty-foot equivalent unit (often TEU) used in standardized shipping containers holds 38.5 cubic meters or circa 19.75 SCU.[2]
  • Although the litre is the most common unit of volume used in many countries and is accepted for use with the SI, the real SI unit of volume is indeed the cubic meter.[3]

See also


  1. Comm-Link:Cargo Interaction. Engineering - Comm-Link
  2. LIS: Logistics & Transport Lexicon - TEU
  3. Bureau International des Poids et Mesures - The International System of Units (SI)

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