What we do

SSY Futures is a specialist execution broker active in the freight, bulk and environmental commodity markets. Having been a broker in the dry cargo forward freight agreements market since inception, we have grown laterally into iron ore, coking coal, steels, base metals, carbon and gas.

In each case we aim to transact quickly and fairly to ensure customers have access to the best available pricing. Our brokers are highly trained, experienced, and subject to an ongoing compliance and training regime.


From its beginnings in 1997 as an innovator and founding developer of the Forward Freight Agreement market, SSY Futures Ltd has grown to cover not only freight but also iron ore, coking coal, steels, energy and carbon.

Derivatives are now a core part of Simpson Spence Young’s total business and form a key element of the added value we offer all group clients.

We are represented on all the Baltic panels, are founder members of the Forward Freight Agreement Brokers Association and are regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Simpson Spence Young

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 around the clock service.

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 including dry cargo chartering, tanker chartering, and ship sale and purchase. In addition, we have specialist teams in the chemical, gas, agency and towage sectors, all support by a highly respected research department.

We represent both major industrial charterers and ship owners as well as banks and hedge funds. Our brokers are panellists and contributors to all Baltic Exchange indices.

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