Gard's Hong Kong office to reopen next week


The office of Gard (HK) Limited will reopen the week beginning Monday, 9 March. Staffing levels will be reduced with some staff continuing to work from home.

All members of staff are reachable via normal lines of communication, including direct telephone numbers, mobile phones and email.

Contact details for staff in our Hong Kong office can be found on our website.

Tonnage growth reflects stability in an unstable market


With the closing of the 2020 P&I renewal, Gard today announced that its net tonnage had increased by over 15 million in the last 12 months, with total owners’ mutual now in excess of 229 million GT. 99% of existing tonnage stayed with Gard.

Gard appoints head of London Defence team


Gard announced today that Marie Kelly has been appointed as Vice President, Defence and will head up the Defence team in London.

The Claes Isacson Scholarship - an introduction to the industry


A scholarship can come with unforeseen benefits. Andreas Lervik, one of last year’s winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship, has found the scholarship valuable for both study and networking purposes.

New correspondents in Denmark


We have appointed new correspondents for both P&I and hull matters in Copenhagen, Denmark, covering all Danish ports.

The Claes Isacson Scholarship – more than maritime law


Elizabeth Rust applied for the Claes Isacson Scholarship last year because it supported various field of studies. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Energy Systems at Oxford University with support from Gard.

The International Group of P&I Clubs' Annual Review 2018/19 now available


The International Group cannot afford to stand still but must work hard to remain relevant to shipowner members and other industry stakeholders including through efforts to enhance safety and ensuring the sustainability of global shipping. 

Vacancy - Underwriter, Charterers & Traders


Want to join the Underwriting team in one of the largest marine insurance organisations? We are looking for an Underwriter to join our Charterers & Traders team based either in London or Arendal. If you have a relevant degree and/or experience in commodity trading, shipping, trade law or marine insurance you may be the person we are looking for.

Claes Isacson Scholarship 2020 now open to applications


The scholarship for maritime education was launched in 2013 to honour the memory of Gard’s former CEO and his contribution to Gard. The aim of the scholarship is to help young people finance an education at university level with a view to finding work within the shipping and marine insurance sectors after completion of their studies. 

CEO update: The roaring twenties


2020 is a key date in the Gard calendar, marking the two decades since Gard Marine & Energy was formed – a key turning point in the organisation’s history. While many things today feel completely different, the fundamentals remain absolutely the same.

Standard & Poor's affirms Gard's A+/stable financial strength rating


The company expects that Gard will continue to maintain capital in excess of S&P's 'AAA' benchmark.

Gard Defence cover - client centred support of charterers and traders


A holistic and solution orientated approach with flexible cover solutions. A dedicated group of legal specialists supports charterers and traders with Defence insurance in Gard. Our team of in-house lawyers also provides extensive advisory services supporting charterers’ and traders’ day to day operations.

Gard Directors' Report and Financial Statements 20 August 2019


The Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the six months to 20 August 2019 are now available. 

Underwriting and investment results deliver surplus for the half year


Gard reports a result after tax of USD 65 million for the period ending 20 August 2019 and announces that there will be no general increase in the Estimated Total Call for owners’ mutual P&I or for mutual FD&D for the next year.

New correspondents in Norway


We have made some changes to our correspondent network in the Norwegian ports of Narvik, Stavanger, Haugesund, Lødingen and Mosjøen with effect from 1 November 2019.

Cyber security and the safety of the crew


The global maritime community, vessels and their crews are increasingly dependent on digital systems that use the internet. Connectivity boosts the morale and wellbeing of seafarers onboard, but also exposes them to additional risks in the form of virus emails, phishing, download of improper content, to name a few. The easiest and most common ways for cyber criminals to strike, is through a socially engineered attack, negligence or poorly trained individuals. The below case study illustrates how easy it can be to fall victim to a cyber attack.

Vacancy - Security advisor


We are looking for a Security Advisor to join our Security team in Technology and Business Transformation based in Arendal, Norway. If you have a strong technical understanding and an ability to work with a global organization on security matters you may be the one we are looking for.

Defence cover – more than just insurance


This article is also available in Japanese


Our global Defence expertise is deep and extensive. It enables us to quickly focus on the issues that need to be addressed.

Gard appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Gard announced today that Christian Pritchard-Davies has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective from 1 January 2020. He is currently Vice President - Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Gard.