Steel is the building material for a wide variety of industries in the transport sector


ArcelorMittal believes that steel is the perfect material to create sustainable transportation infrastructure, while minimizing carbon emissions throughout the life cycle of a product.

ArcelorMittal supports the need for greater investment in our nation’s infrastructure, including rail, transit, highways, bridges and seaways. From shipbuilding and ropes for cableways to passenger rail and tanker cars, ArcelorMittal provides safe sustainable steel for a range of industries within the transport sector.

Maritime and military

ArcelorMittal is a leading supplier of steel plates for shipbuilding. Our steel products are used to build all varieties of ships, including the United States naval fleet, barges and commercial shipping. With a global presence in steel production, we can meet the needs of shipbuilding companies across the world. We supply steel plates in different dimensions and conditions, as rolled, normalized, shot blasted and painted for specific applications. Our steel grades can be welded with existing industrial techniques and materials.

Additionally, steel armor plate produced by ArcelorMittal’s plate operations is used for military vehicles, tanks, ships and other equipment used by the United States Department of Defense.

Tank cars

The demand for steel products used to support energy transportation is one of the fastest growing segments for U.S. steel consumption, driven by increases in natural gas and oil production as shale development expands. Tank cars are a principal mode of transport for oil and gas products, and ArcelorMittal steel plays an important role in the development of such vehicles.


ArcelorMittal is one of just three rail producers in North and South America. With the launch of 112TRAM block rail in 2012, ArcelorMittal is recognized as the only U.S. manufacturer of tram rail. 112TRAM block rail is a street rail that is three inches tall in comparison to the usual five to seven inch height of traditional girder rail. The reduced height minimizes the depth of excavation for the installation of street rail projects. By not encroaching on the roadways, grooved rail systems ensure flat surfaces to safely accommodate both vehicles and pedestrians.