Hapag-Lloyd has created a new steel floor container, which it claims can carry heavier cargoes than existing wood-floored boxes. The containers are designed for all types of cargo and is able to handle moving heavy goods, like machinery. Hapag-Lloyd statistics show a wooden floor TEU can load 4.6 tonnes per metre, while a steel floor box can load 7.6 tonnes per metre. The container also has a much higher number of lashing rings, making it easier and more efficient to secure. The tare weight of steel floor containers is also about 150 kg lighter than those with traditional floors. This, in turn, means that customers can load a higher load weight.