A service to manage sharing of tracking information of Cargo Carrying Units and their content

The LogisticsHub project started in April 2013, as a response to the challenges of logistic tracking in the oil and gas industry. LogisticsHub was launched for operation summer 2016.

LogisticsHub represents a concept for sharing tracking information for Cargo Carrying Units and equipment in the Norwegian offshore industry. The service supports operators, rig owners, supply bases, suppliers and transporters with tracking data through the logistics chain. Relevant tracking information will be captured along the transportation route and stored in the LogisticsHub. The stored information is available for use based on access principles. Anyone involved in a logistics operation may access information from the LogisticsHub to gain tracking information beyond information provided by company internal solutions. The stored tracking information in LogisticsHub is based on actual events, rather than expectations. The value  of exact information in logistics can never be over rated.
– We call it The value of  knowing.

The current version of LogisticsHub focus on Cargo Carrying Units. Subsequent versions will also track the equipment inside the container.

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Increased quality and efficiency

By implementing LogisticsHub, we expect logistics in the oil and gas industry to be of an increased quality and to become up to 25 per cent more efficient. In addition, LogisticsHub will create new possibilities for information management with increased focus on HSE. This allows companies operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to operate more safely, efficiently and competitively.

How to get access to LogisticsHub

In order for you to prepare to become a user of LogisticsHub a user guide is made available. The LogisticsHub User Guide will guide you through how to implement and use the solution.

Below you will find a short summary of  the mandatory process to be authorized for regular use of the LogisticsHub. For a more detailed description of the processes, please refer to chapter 4.3  in the user guide document mentioned above.

  • Step 1 – Request access to SOIL
  • Step 2 – Request access to LogisticsHub
  • Step 3 – Verification by EPIM
  • Step 4 – Ordering Client certificate

Step 1 – Request access to SOIL

The LogisticsHub is only available from the SOIL (Secure Oil Information Link) network. The SOIL network is built to operate independent from other networks, including internet. This network serves as the preferred platform for delivering services, which are in common use by the Norwegian petroleum sector. See our SOIL pages.

Step 2 – Request access to LogisticsHub

In order to access LogisticsHub the new participant need to justify their use of the solution. New participants also need to sign a specific access agreement.

Step 3 – Verification by EPIM

Once the specific access agreement has been signed by Participant, it will be verified by EPIM before access is granted.

Step 4 – Ordering Client certificate

After access has been granted  the new Participant and the LogisticsHub Service Desk will together create and sign a valid electronic certificate in order to establish a technical secure way to communicate with LogisticsHub.

Once the certificate is valid for use and has been installed on the end users computer you are ready to communicate with ELH.

How to use LogisticsHub

You can communicate with LogisticsHub through an API (Application Programming Interface). The API allows real-time communication and enables you to send and retrieve information about where a CCU (Cargo Carrying Unit) is right now, amongst other things.

The API enables updated information to be exported from and imported directly into your own systems. You decide how you want to take advantage of the LogisticsHub including which information to retrieve and how often to retrieve it.

See link to documents below:

LogisticsHub REST API
LogisticsHub RIA API
LogisticsHub XSD

Service Desk

+47 51 20 60 33 (Monday – Friday 0800 – 1700)
support.logisticshub@rig.net

Any request outside of the hours will be responded to at the start of the support hours the next day.

Contact

Domain Responsible: Marit Bjordal | scm-domain@epim.no | +47 415 41 019

LogisticsHub Login
(coming soon)

Requires SOIL access.