CEO Update: Seeking stability in an increasingly unpredictable world

22.12.16

Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer of Gard, provides some thoughts on the year that is now nearly at an end as well as looking at the months ahead.

Season's Greetings

12.12.16

Instead of sending corporate greeting cards to our Members, clients and business associates, we donate an equivalent amount to SOS Children’s Villages, a charitable organisation helping children throughout the world.

Standard & Poor's affirms Gard's A+ rating

18.11.16

Standard & Poor's has affirmed Gard's A+ long term insurer financial strength and counterparty credit ratings, with a stable outlook.

Gard’s Hong Kong office is moving /遷址通知

28.10.16

Our office in Hong Kong is moving on Saturday, 29 October. 

Press release: Gard reports strong half year results

27.10.16

For the first six months of the 2016 financial year, ending 20 August, Gard reported a result after tax of USD 97 million with a CRN of 97 per cent. There will be no general increase in the Advance Call for owners’ mutual P&I or for mutual FD&D for the 2017 policy year. 

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 - FAQs

07.10.16

Once the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 enters into force on 18 January 2017 ships that are subject to the MLC will be required to display certificates issued by an insurer or other financial security provider confirming that insurance or other financial security is in place for liabilities in respect of outstanding wages and repatriation of seafarers together with incidental costs and expenses and compensation for death or long-term disability.

Gard’s Oslo office is moving

29.09.16

Our Oslo office is moving to Dronning Eufemias gate 6 (Oslo Atrium), 4th floor on Monday, 3 October 2016

Gard is a new Green Award Incentive Provider

13.09.16

Gard, the largest P&I Club and leading marine hull
insurer, has become the first insurer to become a Green Award Incentive
Provider.

Gard wins the 2016 Cuthbert Heath Award for casualty response handling

09.09.16

 

On 8th September 2016 Gard won the Insurance Insider Cuthbert Heath Award (Claims and Losses) – a prestigious London Market award for an insurer’s response to a major claim event. http://www.insuranceinsiderhonours.com/pages/Winners

Gard announces the winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship for 2016

02.09.16

The annual scholarship to help young people finance an education at university level, with a view to finding work within the shipping and marine insurance sectors. 

International Group of P&I Clubs 2015/16 Annual Review

28.07.16

The International Group of P&I Clubs has released an amended version of its 2015/2016 Annual Review.

Global or local? A message from Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer

28.06.16

Despite it being the beginning of the summer – a time to kick back and relax, the political and economic challenges we face do not seem to be taking a holiday! Looking around us, it is hard not to feel that that globalisation and co-operation, things that are fundamental to the development of our industry, are increasingly not being reflected in the world in which we live and work.

Press release: Gard reports 2016 results and reduces deferred call

10.05.16

At a group level, Gard reported a surplus after tax of USD 85 million on an Estimated Total Call (ETC) basis and Combined ratio net of 83 per cent. The deferred call for the 2015 policy year will be 15 per cent of the advance call – 10 percentage points lower than the original estimate of 25 per cent and the insurance cost for mutual Members will be reduced by USD 37 million.

Press release: Gard appoints new Managing Director for London office

22.04.16

Gard announced today that Thomas Nordberg has taken up the role as Managing Director of the London office, replacing André Kroneberg who has moved to be Chief Underwriting Officer – Asia.

Press release: DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club work together to help reduce anchor losses

08.03.16

The root cause of many groundings and collisions is lost anchors which are also among the top five reasons for claims costs overall.

2016 P&I renewal

22.02.16

The 2016 P&I renewal took place against a background of challenging macro-economic conditions for our Members, as well as a highly competitive insurance market. Nevertheless, this renewal was a positive one for Gard – both in terms of achieving sustainable premium levels and tonnage growth.

Guide to the HNS Convention

10.02.16

The Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention (HNS Convention) is one of several IMO liability conventions modelled on the successful Civil Liability Convention. In common with other members of the International Group of P&I Clubs, Gard supports the adoption and the fair and consistent operation of such IMO conventions.