Worms Service Maritimes
France, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
Worms Services Maritimes was created in Paris in 1841 by Hypolite Worms. In the beginning, the Worms Group was active in international trades, mainly coal to Belgium. In 1856, the group became a ship owner. The Company was acquired in June 1998 by the Worms and Barnaud families, in partnership with the main managers who took a minority share. The Managing Director of the company is Mr. Nicolas Barnaud.
Today Worms Services Maritimes is very active as a shipping agent in France and in the main Mediterranean countries of Algeria, and Libya. Worms provides ship agency, cruise ship agency, yacht agency, shore excursion agency and liner agency services in all countries. Worms has obtained ISO 9001 accreditation by LRQA since July 10th 2007.
All offices in Algeria are wholly owned. Worms has a long relationship with the Gebril Group who are the preferred agent for the network.
Worms provides their principals with centralized operations coordination for services in France, and all Mediterranean countries. Worms Services Maritimes offers centralized accounting with a single bank account and on-line computerized vessels' call proforma to ensure smooth handling and timely closing of vessels accounts. Furthermore, all its offices are connected to the online Internet computerized information system allowing the follow up of vessels operations in real-time.
Tramp Ship Agency in France
Worms Services Maritimes (WSM) is the oldest and largest independent agency in France, established over a hundred and fifty years ago, operating a network of owned offices at all main French ports. It has an excellent reputation of efficient handling any vessel type, with fully operational staff and highly trained professionals available on a 24-hour basis and devoted to servicing the needs of its clients and cargo interest.
Tramp Ship Agency in the Mediterranean Countries
Located in the Paris Head Quarters is the Mediterranean coordinating agency centre. This office will coordinate all operations in Algeria and Tunisia either through an owned subsidiary or local partnership. The Paris coordinating office supervises and coordinates all operational and financial aspects, and is the sole and unique focal point of your Mediterranean area port calls.
Cruise ship port agency services
Worms Services Maritimes cruise services is represented in all main French ports and has also extended to Worms Algerie Shipping where each have their own cruise service center. The French unit is the Worms Group joint venture company Medacruise Agency based in Marseille. Medacruise Agency has dedicated and experienced personnel has been set up to simplify the exchange of information.
Shore Excursion Agency Services
Worms is also acting as Tour Operators through the well-known joint venture partner MEDATOURS. Medatours is a Worms Group Company offering a full range of excursions from all French ports to your passengers.
Yacht Agency Services
Worms Yacht agency is playing a leading role in the yacht agency market, providing a wide range of professional services related to yachting and helping yacht captains and crew during a yacht’s call at Mediterranean and Atlantic ports. The Yacht agency service started in 2001 in France and is a worldwide leader in concierge and maritime agency services to the super yacht industry with its own offices located at all French ports, Monaco, Corsica and also in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Malta and Greece through its associated partners.