Broking services

Dry Cargo

Operating as a global team, our highly experienced Dry Cargo brokers maintain an “always available”, responsive approach to doing business.

Our advanced data systems and rapid communications enable market information to be collected and shared with clients quickly and efficiently, helping them to make better, more informed decisions.

With expert teams in all key ship sizes – Capesize, Panamax, Supramax and Handysize – SSY’s global Dry Cargo division is ready to provide immediate, proactive support to clients around the world.

At SSY we pride ourselves on offering a second to none broking service which encompasses spot, time charters (including long term period contracts), voyage charters and contracts of affreightment.

Having successfully evolved and adapted to developments in the Dry Cargo market since 1880, SSY continues to be a market leader in this key sector of shipping.

The cornerstone of SSY’s Dry Cargo business has always been based on providing a high level of commodity expertise – working in partnership with the world’s leading charterers, shipowners and operators. This expertise is not only confined to coal, iron ore and grain carried by the larger vessels, but also to many of the minor bulks such as petcoke, cement, steel products, fertilizers, sugar, biomass and offshore equipment,  amongst others.

SSY sets itself apart in the marketplace by being capable of formulating complex, long term freight contracts and strategic planning for large industrial clients. Its expertise in the long term market has also enabled SSY to closely guide its global network of ship owners on period employment opportunities for their fleet.

The expert broking service is greatly supported and informed by working together with SSY Research and Derivatives departments which monitors and analyses global data, turning it into actionable information.

SSY has been active in Dry Cargo since its establishment in 1880 and has continued to be the leading independent broker to this day.

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Locations worldwide


Active in Dry Cargo since 1880


Hour service offering

"Since our establishment in 1880, SSY has been at the forefront of the Dry Cargo sector and to this day we continue to be a market leader with a team encompassing some of the most renowned industry experts."

Ole Martin Ulstein - Partner, Dry Cargo, SSY

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