FMB Europe Fertilizer Conference
Speaking at the FMB Europe Fertilizer Conference in Vienna on October 27/29, SSY’s Business Development Manager, Robin Thomas highlighted the key sources of volatility in dry bulk freight rates and the potential for more stable freight markets as a result of record newbuilding deliveries.
McCloskey's Indian Coal Markets Conference
McCloskey’s Indian Coal Markets conference included a paper by John Kearsey, SSY’s Head of Research, on the freight market outlook and, in particular, changing freight differentials into India using Supramax, Panamax and Capesize vessels.
Argus European Crude Trading Conference
SSY Research Director Jeff McGee spoke at the Argus European Crude Trading Conference on 16 September. His paper highlighted the effects of rising fleet supply on both crude tanker spot rates and FFA prices.
Canadian Conference on Coal
At the Canadian Conference on Coal on 14 September 2010, Robin Masters (VP Dry Cargo chartering at SSY USA) spoke on the implications of changing Capesize and Panamax freight differentials for Canada’s coal trades.
International Grains Council's Annual Conference
Derek Langston of SSY Consultancy & Research presented on freight market prospects at the International Grains Council’s annual conference in London on 10th June.
McCloskey European Coal Outlook Conference
The McCloskey European Coal Outlook Conference on 18/19 May featured a paper by SSY’s John Kearsey on “The Effects of a Negative Implied Freight Market”.
Shanghai International Shipping Forum
SSY Head of Research, John Kearsey, presented on the outlook for both the dry bulk and tanker charter markets at the Shanghai International Shipping Forum on the 25th March 2010.
Global Steel 2010
John Kearsey, SSYs Head of Research, spoke at Februarys Global Steel 2010 conference in India. His paper focussed on the potential effects of record newbuilding deliveries on freight market volatility.
World Coaltrans Conference
2009-10-26 - 2009-10-27
SSYs Head of Research, John Kearsey, spoke at the World Coaltrans conference in London at the end of October. His paper outlined the main factors behind the dramatic rebound in dry bulk freight rates in 2009 and the threats posed to market balances in 2010 by a record newbuilding delivery programme.
Charles Lynch to Join SSY
Simpson, Spence, and Young (SSY) is pleased to announce that Charles Lynch, President of C.M. Lynch and Associates and the members of C.M. Lynch and Associates will be joining Simpson, SSY.
Charles Lynch will be assuming the role of consultant to SSY and will be working out of Stamford, Connecticut. C.M. Lynch and Assoc. has been working on sales and purchase based projects, long and short-term time-charters, as well as providing consultancy services to various banks and hedge funds since the beginning of this year. Charles, who previously had been founding partner of MJLF, will continue to focus on sales and purchase ventures and looks forward to joining a worldwide team of brokers at SSY. Robert Lynch will also be joining SSY in the firm's New York office in Hauppauge, Long Island where he will work on the Spot Tanker desk. Both companies look forward to this new venture and anticipate a long and fruitful relationship together.
In addition SSY are also pleased to announce that Ceryx Constantino will also be joining the company. Ceryx had previously been working with MJLF as a crude oil chartering broker.
World Dry Bulk Shipping Summit
2009-06-30 - 2009-07-01 @ London
Derek Langston, Director at SSY Consulatncy & Research, presented a paper at the World Dry Bulk Shipping Summit in London on 30 June 2009. The paper "Indicators In An Opaque Market" examined the key indicators for freight at a volatile time for the Capesize sector and focused on the impact of fleet inefficiencies such as port congestion, fluctuations in tonne-mile demand as well as increased ballasting.
2009-03-03 - 2009-03-04
SSY Consultancy & Research were represented at Coaltrans India by Peter Norfolk, Director. His paper "Understanding a New Shipping Dynamic" examined whether the most recent Capesize-led rally represented a fundamental improvement in the freight market or simply a false dawn. The conference was held in New Delhi and ran from 3-4 March 2009.
Argus Americas Crude Summit
2009-01-26 - 2009-01-28
Speaking at the Argus Americas Crude Summit in Houston, John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research identified some of the key factors expected to impact on tanker freight rates in 2009.
McCloskey's Australian Coal Conference
2008-11-06 - 2008-11-06
Derek Langston, Research Manager at SSYs Research Dept in Singapore, presented a paper on dry bulk freight prospects. Given the timing of the event, his paper was one of the first to react to the dramatic slump in the markets. The conference took place in Sydney on 6 November 2008.
2008-09-04 @ Singapore
SSY presented a paper on the tanker markets at IBC's Energy Shipping 2008 in Singapore in early September. Louisa Follis, General Manager of SSY Research in Singapore gave the presentation on newbuilding and ordering trends in 2008 with particular reference to the VLCC markets.
Biofuels: A New Shipping Market
2008-06-25 - 2008-06-25 @ London
Thor Emil Brandrud from SSYs Bioenergy department spoke at the inaugural "Biofuels: A New Shipping Market" conference on 25th June in London, organised by Lloyds List Events. He presented on Biomass from a Dry Bulk Perspective and his paper identified some of the key features of the current biomass trades, including the main cargoes carried in bulk, the predominant routes and vessel types deployed. He also commented on future prospects for the biomass dry bulk trades.
SSYs Bioenergy department is based in our Oslo office, covering both liquid and dry bulk cargoes.
2008-06-01 - 2008-06-04 @ Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Derek Langston, Research Manager at SSY Consultancy & Research in Singapore, gave a paper at the 14th Coaltrans Asia on 3 June in Bali, Indonesia. His presentation posed the question "Any Relief for Charterers?" from high freight rates and identified four swing factors for the freight market in the second half of the year.
McCloskeys European Coal Outlook Conference
2008-05-20 - 2008-05-21
In a paper entitled "When Will it End?" John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research first examined the factors behind this years unprecedented strength and volatility in coal freight rates, before looking at the potential impact on market balances of a record newbuilding orderbook.
China Iron Ore Conference
2008-04-01 - 2008-04-02
SSY hosted the shipping session at this year's conference, which was chaired by Jiang Hongda of SSY Beijing. The panel included senior representatives from China's shipowning, FFA, iron ore and port sectors, as well as SSY's Head of Research John Kearsey who spoke on the "Dry Bulk Freight Market Outlook".
McCloskey's Australian Coal Conference
2007-11-19 - 2007-11-20
Derek Langston, Dry Bulk Analyst at SSY Consultancy & Research, spoke in the keynote session of McCloskey's Australian Coal Conference in Sydney. His paper examined what has caused the tonnage shortage in 2007 as well as asking what could ease the pressure in 2008. The conference was held on November 19-20.
Coaltrans -- World Coal Conference
2007-10-21 @ Rome
In his paper "Where Next for Freight Rates?" John Kearsey, Executive Director of SSY Consultancy & Research, examined the question of whether the high market could be sustained at the 27th Coaltrans -- World Coal Conference. The paper also considered risk factors to the consensus view on the market. The conference was held in Rome from 21-24 October 2007.
Marine Money Asia
2007-09-27 @ Singapore
SSY presented a paper on the dry bulk markets at Marine Money's 6th Asia Finance Forum in Singapore at the end of September. SSY analyst, Louisa Follis, delivered the presentation to highlight the strength of the current Capesize sector with specific reference to the China-bound iron-ore trades. The forum was aimed at investors and financial interests in the Asian shipping markets.
SSY Opens India Office
Simpson Spence & Young (SSY), the world's largest independent shipbroker, has opened an office in Mumbai, India.
SSY (India) will initially staff the office with four brokers with an intention to have about eight brokers by the year-end. This will be by far the largest commitment any international brokerage house has made in India. SSY (India) will initially focus on the tanker market and spread its wings to the Dry Cargo and Gas sector in the near future.
Mr. John Welham, Chairman of SSY commented "We at SSY are very excited to be establishing an office in India. We believe that India, with its increasing shipping and sea transportation needs, provides significant opportunities for both SSY and our customers. SSY (India) through its significant ground presence is in a unique position to provide tailor-made and dedicated services to Indian customers from all aspects of the industry".
2007-06-18 - 2007-06-19
SSYs Business Development Manager, Robin Thomas, examined the potential for shipping Russian coal to the Asian markets at the 3rd Coaltrans Russia. The presentation formed p[art of a session which considered transportation and logistical challenges for Russian coal. The conference was held on 18-19 June in Moscow.
McCloskeys European Coal Outlook Conference 2007
John Kearsey, head of SSY Consultancy & Research, spoke at McCloskeys European Coal Outlook Conference 2007. The paper "Freight Market Outlook: Crest of a Wave" sought to identify the drivers of the strong freight market in addition to analysing the prospects for vessel supply and demand. The conference was held in Nice, France.