SFL Company Ltd. (NYSE: SFL) (“SFL” or the “Firm”) introduced at present that it has agreed to accumulate three Suezmax tankers together with long-term charters from a commodity buying and selling and logistics firm. base on this planet.
The ships are inbuilt 2019 and have the newest eco-design options, together with exhaust fuel cleansing programs. The Firm expects to take supply of the vessels within the fourth quarter.
The vessel constitution interval shall be at the very least 5 years with choices to increase thereafter, including roughly $ 140 million to SFL’s mounted fee order backlog. The charterer may even have the opportunity of growing a sale of the vessels throughout the constitution interval, topic to a profit-sharing mechanism with SFL.
Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of SFL Administration AS, mentioned in a remark: “This acquisition demonstrates our skill to attain sustained progress by way of new transactions with robust counterparties in a number of segments of transport. The spot marketplace for tankers is presently weak and asset values haven’t budged like many different segments of transport. From a counter-cyclical perspective, subsequently, we imagine that this may very well be an fascinating entry level together with long-term charters. We added over $ 850 million to our backlog this yr and can proceed to discover new alternatives sooner or later ”.
September 7, 2021
Board of administrators
SFL Company Ltée.
Investor and analyst contacts:
Aksel Olesen, Chief Monetary Officer, SFL Administration AS
+47 23 11 40 36
André Reppen, Chief Treasurer and Senior Vice President, SFL Administration AS
+47 23 11 40 55
Ole B. Hjertaker, Managing Director, SFL Administration AS
+47 23 11 40 11
SFL has distinctive expertise within the marine business and has paid dividends quarterly since its IPO on the New York Inventory Change in 2004. The Firm’s vessel fleet is break up between container ships, bulk carriers, tankers and rigs. offshore drilling. SFL’s long-term distribution functionality is supported by a long-term constitution portfolio and vital progress within the asset base over time. Additional info is obtainable on the Firm’s web site: www.sflcorp.com
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Vital components which, within the opinion of the Firm, might trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these mentioned within the forward-looking statements embody the energy of the worldwide economies, fluctuations in currencies and rates of interest, financial circumstances common market circumstances within the transport business, which is cyclical and unstable, together with fluctuations in constitution rental charges and vessel values, adjustments in demand within the markets during which the Firm operates, together with together with adjustments in client demand for petroleum to different power sources or adjustments in enterprise fashions for refined petroleum merchandise, adjustments in market demand in nations that import uncooked supplies and completed merchandise and adjustments within the quantity and placement of manufacturing of those uncooked supplies and completed merchandise, technological innovation within the sectors during which we function and the standard and effectivity necessities of consumers, elevated inspection procedures and import and export controls, adjustments within the operation of the Firm administration prices, together with bunkering costs, dry dock and insurance coverage prices, the efficiency of the Firm’s charterers and different counterparties with which the Firm offers, the influence of any restructuring of the counterparties with which the Firm offers, together with procedures for chapter referring to Seadrill and sure of its subsidiaries and the well timed supply of vessels underneath development inside the limits of contract worth, authorities legal guidelines and rules, together with environmental rules, that are along with our prices or the prices of our prospects, potential legal responsibility for ongoing or future disputes, potential disruption of transport routes attributable to accidents, ins political stability, terrorist assaults, piracy or worldwide hostilities, the length and severity of the present coronavirus epidemic and authorities responses to it and the influence on the demand for maritime transport buying and selling and the state of the monetary markets; and different materials components described on occasion in stories filed by the Firm with the USA Securities and Change Fee. SFL disclaims any intention or obligation to replace or revise any forward-looking assertion, whether or not on account of new info, future occasions or in any other case, besides as required by legislation.