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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about paperless trading (electronic bills of lading) can be found here.

Frequently asked Questions about the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) can be found here.

CEO Update

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March 2014

The CEO of Gard, Rolf Thore Roppestad, reports on the first three months of 2014.


US non-tank vessel response plans

Updated 28 January 2014. The Final Rule addressing Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans has been published ...


Pollution Regulations in the People's Republic of China

Updated 4 March 2014. Chinese SPRO requirements came into force in January 2012


Sanctions links

Some useful links to information concerning current sanctions. Updated 28 January 2014


Recent P&I Member Circulars


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Sharing knowledge is key to Gard’s core purpose: to help our Members and clients in the marine industries to manage risk and its consequences. Beginning in 2014, Gard P&I Member circulars, Loss Prevention material and Insight articles can be found on our Updates area.


16 Apr 2014 Member circular
2/2014: Entry into Force of the Protocol of 2002 to the Athens Convention relating to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea, 1974
15 Apr 2014 Insight
Guidance: SOLAS prohibition of the blending of liquid bulk cargoes and production processes during sea voyages
10 Apr 2014 Member circular
1/2014: GUARDCON West Africa
09 Apr 2014 Alert
Gard Alert: Libya – port situation update
08 Apr 2014 Insight
Jackson Reforms - Changes to the English Civil Procedure Rules

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