UMAR | WSR was founded in 2000 with mission to “To become a worldwide leading provider of high quality, comprehensive and cost effective services to the maritime industry” by offering superior maritime products and services to shipowners and Shipmanagement companies around the world.
From this modest beginning, UMAR I WSR evolved and went from strength to strength throughout the third decade of operation, with an expanding base of reputable principals and a series of shipyards to match our outstanding service.

Today UMAR | WSR is one of the world’s leading shipping representatives, with worldwide coverage from five strategically located offices servicing more than a thousand customers from head office in Cyprus, and subsidiary offices in Greece, Russia Singapore, and UAE.

There are many unmistakable characteristics that define our company – unparalleled commitments, quality products, dedicated service, personalized approach, and expert know how. Yet it is the combination of these characteristics that has made our brand so unique. At UW Group we like to do things differently. We employ personnel based on values and knowledge, expertise, and experience and with a will to contributed in a positive way to the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of the community.

Today however, more than ever before, the company feels that our values must prevail and together with our partners, clientele and friends are dedicated to doing more than “business as usual”. With this in mind, we have gained the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Procedures, ISO 14001:2015 certification for Environmental Procedures, ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems and ISO 22301 for Business Continuity.
We have also established The Life Jacket Foundation which was formed to support local and international children’s needs throughout the World.

At UMAR SHIPPING SERVICES, our philosophy is to ensure that everything we offer, every principal we represent, reflects our brand’s emphasis on quality and high service standards.
It is with this philosophy in mind that we carefully select our Principals and in a manner of speaking why they, choose UMAR WSR to represent them.
Today, UMAR represents over 30 of the world’s leading manufacturers of maritime equipment. From highly sophisticated electronic systems, electrical and mechanical equipment to uniquely developed equipment that serve specific aspects of the shipping industry, we have created a global network able to serve any task regardless of size, complexity, or time frame.

At WSR, worldwide resources are our greatest asset and the most important differentiating factor.

Through exclusive representation, WSR offers its clientele strategically located ship repair yards, underwater services, riding squads, repair stations, and liner wear measurement worldwide.
Reliable services cover all aspects of shipping and the respective needs, including new buildings, dry dock repairs, modifications, and conversions. Prompt delivery schedules, response time, cost-effectiveness and professional expertise in the field have earned WSR an enviable reputation and a sustainable market share within the industry.