Metal Shipping Containers - RI Steel Storage Containers - What Kind of Steel?
Metal shipping containers are constructed from Steel, but typically a special kind of steel, often referred to as "weathering steel" or COR-TEN. Metal Shipping Containers and Steel Strength Steel storage containers are renowned for their strength. In addition to the natural strength of the steel alloy being used, containers are constructed with their steel formed into a corrugated pattern. This corrugation creates additional strength (particularly vertically) and is the reason why cargo ships can stack them, fully-laden, several deep. Steel shipping containers are rugged, can take a lot of punishment, and are often exposed to extreme weather conditions on their journey.