The 55 gallon Closed Head Steel Drums comply the UN regulations for packing non-dangerous and dangerous items in the packaging groups I,II and III. The steel drums have a configuration that combines a vacuum resistance with efficient loading for freight container as well as trailers. The vertical seam is electrically welded, and the bottom and the top are seamed to the drum body. These drums can be internally coated with a phenolic, epoxy-phenolic. Other linings in accordance with the RDL lining system can be provided.