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How Can Cargo Signal Improve the Oil and Energy Industry?

Untitled design-Aug-25-2023-06-50-38-6118-PMSome people may take their energy for granted–until it stops flowing. Oil and energy is an essential public service that keeps our cars, households, and businesses running. Energy-related facilities like oil rigs, refineries, and power stations need construction and maintenance equipment on site to keep running.

Here are just a few common challenges that the oil and energy industries face without real-time visibility of crucial components: 

  • Maintenance delays due to late parts and tools to maintain facilities or make emergency repairs  
  • Inability to ensure that carriers that are moving oversize/overweight/restricted materials along DOT-approved routes  
  • Theft or damage of high-value supplies 
  • Field Service Engineers arriving on site without proper tools or equipment  

If the right equipment isn’t where it needs to be when it’s needed, the energy may stop flowing. The oil and energy industry relies on high supply chain visibility to keep the lights on. If you’re unaware of where your shipments are or what condition they’re in, people’s everyday comforts could suffer and business as usual may grind to a halt.  

How Sensor-based Logistics Can Help 

  • Ensure the timely delivery of parts and tools needed to build, service, and repair facilities
  • Secure costly and essential equipment against theft and damage
  • Keep you customers and stakeholders updated with up-to-the-minute information 

Cargo Signal brings a revolutionary level of oversight to the oil and energy industry. The IoT-powered sensors that Cargo Signal attaches to global freight track real-time data about shipments, providing end-to-end visibility, security, and quality control. Our technology is supported by a Command Center staffed by logistics professionals who monitor your freight around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If anything goes wrong with your shipment, Command Center will intervene on your behalf to solve the problem.  

Build, Service, and Repair Facilities on Time 

Building and maintaining energy facilities is difficult enough. You shouldn’t have to worry whether or not you’ve got the right equipment on hand to get the job done. With Cargo Signal, you’ll be able to track the location of equipment–whether it’s moving from facility to facility or from a remote location–in real time.

This means that you can rest easy knowing when the right equipment will be available. If a tool won’t be available in time or a part is damaged or delayed in transit, Cargo Signal will alert you and your stakeholders so you can plan accordingly, schedule the right number of engineers when needed, and keep everyone updated. 

Protect High-Value Shipments  

Whenever high-value supplies are moving from place to place, they’re at risk of damage or theft. Cargo Signal can help prevent these valuable assets from becoming compromised. If your shipment falls vulnerable to theft, Cargo Signal will sound the alarm and our Command Center will get authorities on the scene to prevent loss.

Likewise, if expensive or time-sensitive equipment sustains impact and possible damage or is mishandled by a carrier, our Shock & Tilt alerts will let you know the moment it happens, so you can start problem-solving right away. 

Maintain Visibility and Flexibility 

When it comes to keeping essential services up and running, planning is everything. With real-time visibility of the location, movement, and quality of your shipments, you’ll know when things will arrive and what condition they’ll be arriving in, saving you time and money in the long run. Say you’ve hired field workers to make repairs next week, but you need to ship in essential equipment for the job.

If there’s a delay, our Command Center will keep you informed, so you won’t lose time and money bringing those workers on site empty-handed. Or say one of your carriers is heading for a route that won’t allow for their oversized load or restricted materials. You’ll hear about that, too, and you’ll have the opportunity to reroute before it’s too late. 

Is Now the Right Time for Sensor-based Logistics? 

Ask yourself:

  • Are orders or repairs going unfulfilled due to frequent damage, delay, or loss of parts? 
  • Am I unable to ensure that carriers are traveling along the most efficient and DOT-approved routes at all times? 
  • Have I experienced theft or damage of high-value tools or components? 
  • Have I scheduled on-site staff only to find they don’t have the proper tools or equipment? 

If yes, contact Cargo Signal today so we can help you and your business get back on track.

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