Gard Insight: Climate change creates a new trade route - and new risks


In recent years, the changing climate has meant that the polar ice in other parts of the Arctic has, to a considerable extent, melted, giving access for commercial shipping to the Arctic basin and its coastal seas. This has created a new trade link between the continents, known as the North East Passage or the Northern Sea Route (NSR)

Transition to electronic publishing


Knowledge and learning are key to Gard’s core purpose: to help our Members and clients in the marine industries to manage risk and its consequences. We have invested significant resources in building the intellectual capital within our organisation, not only to improve our own operations, but also as a resource for our Members and clients.

Frequently asked questions: Paperless trading (Electronic bills of lading)

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The International Group of P&I Clubs has issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions in response to enquiries regarding the Group's position on the use of electronic bills of lading and their impact on P&I cover.

Gard Loss Prevention Calendar - HAVEASAFEJOURNEY 2013


Gard’s 2013 Loss Prevention Calendar is now available. It will be posted shortly to Members and clients entered with Gard for P&I or for whom Gard has hull and machinery claims lead.

RETLA clause – The SAGA EXPLORER decision


The RETLA clause is often included in bills of lading used in the steel trade and is frequently relied on by the contractual carrier to try to limit the evidential value of a clean bill of lading.

Gard’s New York office – an update


We are expecting the restoration of full communication links to Gard’s New York office early in the week commencing 26 November at which time the entire staff of Gard NA will be returning to the office.

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard -gjensidig- is to be held at the office of Gard A/S on Friday 17 August 2012 at 12:00 noon.

Gard reports on P&I renewal

Press release, 21 February 2012

New European Union Measures against Iran - Frequently Asked Questions

The International Group of P&I Clubs has produced a FAQ covering the current EU sanctions against Iran

Turkish pollution fines - Tariff from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012

Gard's correspondents in Istanbul, Messrs. Vitsan Mumessillik ve Musavirlik A.S., have recently circulated the new Turkish pollution fines tariff, valid from 1st January 2012 up to 31st December 2012.