The Claes Isacson Scholarship - an introduction to the industry

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27.01.20

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

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23.01.20

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

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17.01.20

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

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15.01.20

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

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14.01.20

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

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06.01.20

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

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19.12.19

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

12.12.19

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

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11.12.19

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

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07.11.19

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

07.11.19

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

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06.11.19

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

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31.10.19

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

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30.10.19

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

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16.10.19

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

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16.10.19

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.

Cyber Security Awareness

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10.10.19

October is Cyber Security Awareness month and across the global maritime community, ports, ships and offshore units are increasingly connected to and dependent on systems that use cyberspace - the internet. Failure to anticipate and prepare for a cyber incident onboard a ship or offshore unit may have significant consequence.

Gard joins the Getting to Zero Coalition

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09.10.19

Gard participates in the Getting to Zero Coalition, an industry coalition committed to developing commercially viable, zero-greenhouse gas emissions vessels by 2030.

Gard to host industry conference to tackle container ship fires

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03.10.19

Gard will be hosting a two-day conference on 17/18 October 2019 focusing on cargo fires on container vessels. Key stakeholders from across the industry, representing container ship operators, charterers, flag states, classification societies, insurance companies, salvors, fire experts and maritime organisations, will meet at Gard’s headquarters in Arendal, Norway to discuss prevention and mitigation of such fires.