If there was ever an industry that requires a tough product, and a resilient method with which to carry goods, it’s the business of Ocean Freight. Steel shipping containers are exposed to extremely harsh elements during transport, and have the potential for major damage. When steel is exposed to air or water, due to having a relatively porous oxide layer, it holds moisture and promotes corrosion. In the 1930’s, a company called United States Steel Corporation developed a weather-resisting compound utilizing certain elements comprised in the manufacturing of steel that gives it corrosion resistant qualities. This became know as weathering steel, or Cor-Ten.