Winner of the Claes Isacson Scholarship announced


Gard announced the 2018 winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship following its Annual General Meeting in Arendal on Friday, 7 September. The Scholarship winner for this year is Robert Michael Veal from the United Kingdom. He is a PhD student at the University of Southampton, specialising in the legal issues arising from the use of marine autonomous systems.

Gard announces sponsorship of a Maritime London Officer Cadet


In 1992 a small group of Lloyd's underwriters established the Lloyd's of London Officer Cadet Scholarship as a charity to support training of seafaring officers and improved standards. The scheme was renamed the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship (MLOCS) in 2002, to reflect sponsorship and donations made by the wider maritime services industry in the City of London.

World Oceans Day - protecting the future health of the ocean


Today, on World Oceans Day, the UN Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business, a cooperation between business, governments, academia and NGOs, is launched at a meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Website maintenance scheduled for Sunday, 3 June


Due to scheduled maintenance, this website will be unavailable from 08:00 CEST Sunday, 3 June 2018. Full service should be restored by 12:00 CEST.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

New marine correspondent in Miami, Florida, USA


Gard has appointed Independent Marine Consulting LLC as our marine correspondents in the port of Miami, Florida with immediate effect. 

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd


The  Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. will be held on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at the offices of its Manager, Lingard Limited. This meeting is a requirement under Bermuda law and is a formality only. The Club's Members are not required to be present in person at the meeting.

New directive prevents Gard from covering beneficiaries’ bank charges in the EU and EEA


Gard has in place a banking arrangement whereby Gard in certain circumstances covers the cost of payments, including those incurred by the beneficiary’s bank. This has allowed payments to be received in full by the beneficiary, without deduction of fees.

Svein Buvik elected Chair of Cefor


Svein Buvik was elected Chair of the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) at the Cefor Annual General Meeting held in Oslo on Thursday, 5 April 2018. 

Gard appoints new Managing Director for Hong Kong office


Gard announced today that Mark Russell has been appointed Managing Director of the Hong Kong office effective 1 August, 2018, replacing Trygve Nøkleby who will be returning to Gard in Bergen in a senior position.

Training future talents in finance


Gard employees participate during the Nordic version of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual competition that encourages university students to challenge themselves with intensive training in equity research. 

Gard and the World Maritime University: how supporting one can benefit many


Gard has been a partner of the World Maritime University (WMU) since 2011. Each year, one student is offered a sponsorship, the Gard Fellowship, which covers the cost of one year of higher education within the marine industry.

An introduction to the International Group of P&I Clubs


Gard is the largest member of the International Group of P&I Clubs. The International Group currently has 13 member clubs which collectively provide liability insurance for more than 90 per cent of the world’s ocean-going tonnage and more than 95 per cent of the world’s ocean going tankers. 

Pre-load steel surveys – no change to Gard policy for 2018-2019


Based on data gathered during the 2017 policy year, Gard has decided to maintain cover for the costs of pre-load steel surveys.  Gard’s PLSS policy can be found below.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!


Friday, 16 February is Chinese New Year and is celebrated throughout the world. 2018 is Year of the Dog according to the Chinese Zodiac and we wish all our Members, clients and business associates a wealthy and prosperous Year of the Dog.  Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Gard participates in new project testing biodegradable lubricants


Gard, together with classification society DNV GL and the marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club and Skuld launch a new joint development project to test the potential influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) on failures in stern tube bearings. DNV GL will oversee the detailed laboratory testing of EALs at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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


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

CEO Update: Supporting the maritime industry for the next century


In 1907, Gard was founded to underwrite only the P&I risks of sailing ships – a single solution for one type of vessel. As the world and technology changed, so our remit widened and we began to accept steamships and tankers – and then expanded into the offshore energy and hull and machinery markets. Today our product range is the widest in the market and is still adapting to meet the needs of shipowners and our responsibilities to society.