Safer seas with stainless steel

Chemical tankers are specialised ships carrying liquid cargoes that may be environmentally hazardous, flammable or highly reactive. They are designed and operated under special rules, and increasingly have built-in stainless steel tanks. Sailing around the world, they transport liquid goods safely over long distances.

The tank container has revolutionized freight transport. From its humble origins, the ISO tank container industry now numbers more than half a million units across the globe. Tank production is growing at nearly twice the rate of the world economy and they are almost always made of stainless steel.