Mission Statement

Young Ship Brokers & Agents (YSBA) was formally established with the support of the Association of Ship Brokers & Agents (USA) Inc. in 2010. Their mission is to bring together a new generation of young professionals from ship brokerage and ship agency companies in the maritime industry currently operating in the U.S.A. and Canada. YSBA promotes a common ground where younger members can network, communicate, foster standards, and grow professionally together.

Goal: Host two – four social events between New York and Houston annually.

The Committee: 

Axel Ditlev-Simonsen - Chairman - Ultrabulk (USA)
Teo Tsagaris - Simpson Spence & Young
Brian Rudolph - Fortuna Seaside (USA) Inc.
Dustin Berthelot - Nord-Sud Shipping, Inc.
Peter Saitta - Mid-Ship Marine
Gabe Slutsky - M.T. Maritime Management
Lucas Marino - True North Chartering

Joining YSBA - Shipping professionals working in the U.S.A. or Canada and under the age of “40”