|Roughly can be distinguished:
The following shipping recommendations are given on the assumption of cold rolled steel coils, but may as well be used for hot rolled coils.
- Hot rolled steel sheet of several millimetres thickness. The coils are not covered and less sensible against mechanical damage. Shipping in containers is less common.
- Cold rolled steel sheet of generally less than a millimetre thickness, often galvanised or otherwise refined. These coils are wrapped up by sheet metal and very sensible against mechanical damage and corrosion. Shipping in containers is increasingly observed and offers the usual advantages of multimodal transport.