Simpson Spence Young (SSY) confirmed that it has scooped three senior tanker brokers from rival shipbroker Charles R Weber in the US and made a new hire for its financial unit, SSY Finance.

The global shipbroking group said it has hired Christos Papanicolaou and Christos Alexandrou, confirming earlier reports by TradeWinds.

The two tanker brokers, who were co-managing directors of Weber, will join SSY’s tanker teams in New York and Houston this year.