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.

New Gard publication - Gard Guidance on Freight Containers

08.02.16

Our latest publication, provides comprehensive information about containers as a means of cargo consolidation and effective transportation, intermodal transport and the handling of containers in its widest form, both in terms of operations, geographical differences and the underlying technology.

Gard announces appointment of Chief Claims Officer

25.01.16

Gard today announced the appointment of Christen Guddal as Chief Claims Officer, effective from 20 February 2016. He will succeed Svein Andersen who will retire from Gard in October of this year, having headed the claims function for seven years.

Gard announces appointment of Chief Digital Officer

04.01.16

Gard today announced the appointment of Ole Rikard Rønning as Chief Digital Officer, representing ICT on the Top Management Group (TMG).

Season's Greetings

14.12.15

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.

Find out about the new features on our website

09.12.15

We have upgraded our website and have added some exciting new features.

Gard enters into partnership with the Red Cross

02.12.15

Gard is delighted to announce that it has entered in a partnership agreement with the Norwegian Red Cross. Having supported the organisation in its work after natural disasters for many years, this will be the start of a much broader and deeper relationship.

Introduction to the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan of 2013, version 2016

17.11.15

The Nordic marine Insurance Plan of 2013, Version 2016 is now available.

Directors' Report and Financial Statements as at 20 August 2015

28.10.15

The Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the six months to 20 August 2015 is now available.

Gard reports strong half year result

28.10.15

Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, said: “I am pleased to report a strong performance at the half year which is the result of a combination of good risk selection, a benign claims environment and a favourable development on prior years. Our strategy of focussing on three key activities; maintaining our financial strength, building an efficient global organisation and developing our market position – has helped us to navigate difficult market conditions."

Gard Corporate Donations – recipients autumn 2015

15.10.15

In Gard today we remember and acknowledge our origins, we value our leading position in the industry and we are mindful of the role we play in the environments in which we operate.