We were established in 1880 by Ernest Simpson, Lewis Spence and Captain William Young, and have been growing, evolving, and adapting ever since.
All partners work in the firm, and concentrate on both their specialist areas of operation and the complete needs of clients. Simpson Spence Young’s comprehensive and integrated set of services help to manage risk and maximise reward in shipping and trading. We have experts and teams working in long established areas of shipbroking; dry cargo chartering, tanker chartering, and ship sale and purchase. In addition, we have specialist teams in the chemical, gas, agency and towage sectors, a highly respected research department, and as one of the founding developers of the Forward Freight Agreement market, our specialist in-house derivatives brokerage - SSY Futures Ltd, covers not only freight but also iron ore, coking coal, steels, alumina and the new market for base metal delivery premiums.
Simpson Spence Young operates from 21 offices across the globe and employs over 400 people. Covering all the major shipping and commodity locations, and providing a round the clock service.