Cocoon

Leading Refrigerated Container Solution
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Delivering maximum reliability and value

Cocoon is the industry’s most dependable and cost-effective passive solution for transporting pallet-sized shipments of temperature-sensitive materials. Having recently been recognized for Supply Chain Transformation at the 15th annual Global Forum Excellence Awards, Cocoon is redefining what’s possible in refrigerated containers and pharmaceutical logistics.

 
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Transforming packaging perceptions

Cocoon provides secure volume shipping at a variety of temperature ranges, over great distances, and to remote locations where transport and storage infrastructure may be unreliable. As a passive solution, Cocoon delivers extended temperature-controlled performance while minimizing environmental impact. Best of all, Cocoon’s advanced honeycomb construction is 30% lighter than comparable solutions, translating into considerable savings for our customers.
Leading Refrigerated Container

Reducing billable weight

Airlines and other logistics providers determine billable charges based on either container size (a theoretical volumetric ‘weight’), or actual shipment weight, whichever is higher. This means it will cost more to ship an identical payload in a heavier container than in a lighter container of the same size. Cocoon is 30% lighter than similarly-sized containers, and even lighter than its theoretical volumetric weight. That means you can ship more material inside a Cocoon before triggering extra air freight charges, amounting to a considerable savings.

Enhancing performance and value

30%

lighter than comparable products

168 

hours of qualified temperature stability

40%

lower cost than comparable solutions

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Expanding global reach

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Cocoon shipments have originated from over 110 World Courier offices and agent locations, going to over 100 other offices or agent locations worldwide, making Cocoon a truly global solution. As a passive solution, its 168-hour qualification time helps you access markets with unreliable infrastructure—a remarkable achievement considering the rigors of transport and the wide variety of global climatic conditions, clearance procedure durations, and time spent under uncontrolled ambient conditions.
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Flexible size and temperature ranges

Available in three sizes:

  • Cocoon 850 (One EU Pallet)

  • Cocoon 1250 (One US/APAC Pallet)

  • Cocoon 1350 (Two EU Pallets)

Qualified for 168 hours’ performance at three temperature ranges: 

  • Frozen (-15 to -25°C)

  • Refrigerated (+2 to +8°C)

  • Controlled Ambient (+15 to +25°C)

How Cocoon works in practice

A metal thermal container is loaded by a worker hoisting heavy cargo with chains.

Temperature readout from a Cocoon traveling from Austria to Iraq

Protected by a Cocoon 1350 (which holds two Euro pallets) refrigerated container, this shipment’s internal temperature stayed within the desired range of +15 to +25 degrees C for over 13 days with no replenishment of gel packs and no opening of the unit—despite spending nearly 10 days in a desert warehouse in Baghdad with limited external temperature control.

A graph displays readouts from internal and ambient temperature monitors on a real Cocoon shipment. The shipment was delayed for 10 days in a warehouse in Baghdad, Iraq. While ambient temperatures fluctuated wildly, the internal temperature of the shipment stayed within range for over 10 days.
The blue line represents the external ambient temperature, while the purple and green lines represent internal temperature monitors, which remained in-range for 314 hours.

Case study

Packaging innovation reduces DELO's carbon footprint and creates process improvements

Discover how World Courier supported DELO as they worked to develop a sustainable supply chain through packaging and transport efficiencies, resulting in significant process, cost and environment improvements.
Side-by-side climate chambers at CORE Labs. The closest chamber has the door ajar, and cooling gel packs sit on shelves inside.

CORE Labs

Data-driven innovation

Side-by-side climate chambers at CORE Labs. The closest chamber has the door ajar, and cooling gel packs sit on shelves inside.
Cocoon was developed by our Climate Optimisation Research and Engineering (CORE) Labs. Using a state-of-the art climate chamber to test and qualify packaging solutions under a host of conditions, the data collected by CORE Labs enables our associates to provide trusted recommendations based on transparent qualification processes to help clients select the right packaging to fit their requirements.
Side-by-side climate chambers at CORE Labs. The closest chamber has the door ajar, and cooling gel packs sit on shelves inside.

See how Cocoon can decrease your shipping costs while increasing your peace of mind.

A Cocoon packaging unit sits inside the climate chamber at CORE Labs.