September 25 - Thorco Shipping and Consolidated Marine Contractors (Comarco) have joined forces to form Houston, Texas based Instant Ports Incorporated.

With worldwide natural resources becoming more difficult to find and extract, oil and gas exploration has moved consistently to locations that are highly difficult to access.

Born out of a long established relationship between Thorco and Comarco, Instant Ports will focus on serving oil and gas, energy and exploration companies that require quick-established, eco-friendly beach landing sites, enabling delivery of cargo from anywhere in the world to specific remote locations.

"The ability to tap into a niche market and offer our clients risk mitigated, turnkey solutions to deliver any cargo, anywhere, offers a huge advantage that has been missing in the shipping industry" says Philip Fay, managing director of Instant Ports.

Services offered by Instant Ports include remote site establishment, beach landings, heavy lift and transportation from conventional ports to the remote delivery of any cargo along rivers or across exposed beaches.