The transport of steel coils in standard containers is awkward. They have a very high weight on a small resting area. All Hapag-Lloyd standard containers (gp,ot,ht) can be stressed with 3t per running meter for 40'container and 4,8t per running meter for 20'container. Steel floor container can take higher selective loads. If cargo exceeds these limits, a longer bedding is required or the cargo is to be loaded on flatracks.
The TT Club and CINS established a Steel Coil Guide Line. The main shipping lines are member of the CINS (Cargo Incident Notification System). Therefore these guide lines are set as a standard now for all shipments in container.