John Fredriksen-backed SFL Corp is celebrating two decades on the New York Stock Exchange this year, during which time it has rewarded shareholders with $2.7bn in total dividends.

“We have made money every quarter from operations in the past 20 years, which is rather unique in shipping. And we have paid dividends every quarter,” SFL chief executive Ole Hjertaker told TradeWinds at his office at Aker Brygge, Oslo.