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, and are constantly expanding our horizons in line with the dynamic world of shipping and trading.
Simpson Spence Young operates from 16 offices across the globe and employs over 400 people. Covering all the major shipping and commodity locations, and providing a round the clock service. Both our London and Singapore hubs employ over 100 people and we have expanded our North American presence with new offices in Long Island, Miami and Houston to add to our bases in Connecticut and Vancouver.