Pre-load steel surveys – minor change to Gard policy for 2017-2018


During the 2016 policy year, Gard gathered data to make a better cost benefit determination to support the cover for costs of pre-load steel surveys (PLSS). Gard has decided to maintain cover for the costs of pre-load steel surveys with one small change. 

Fraudulent email


A small number of Members have reported receiving an email, purportedly from Gard, which  begins

CEO Update: Seeking stability in an increasingly unpredictable world


Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer of Gard, provides some thoughts on the year that is now nearly at an end as well as looking at the months ahead.

Season's Greetings


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.

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.

Gard’s Hong Kong office is moving /遷址通知


Our office in Hong Kong is moving on Saturday, 29 October. 

Press release: Gard reports strong half year results


For the first six months of the 2016 financial year, ending 20 August, Gard reported a result after tax of USD 97 million with a CRN of 97 per cent. There will be no general increase in the Advance Call for owners’ mutual P&I or for mutual FD&D for the 2017 policy year. 

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 - FAQs


Once the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 enters into force on 18 January 2017 ships that are subject to the MLC will be required to display certificates issued by an insurer or other financial security provider confirming that insurance or other financial security is in place for liabilities in respect of outstanding wages and repatriation of seafarers together with incidental costs and expenses and compensation for death or long-term disability.

Gard’s Oslo office is moving


Our Oslo office is moving to Dronning Eufemias gate 6 (Oslo Atrium), 4th floor on Monday, 3 October 2016

Gard is a new Green Award Incentive Provider


Gard, the largest P&I Club and leading marine hull
insurer, has become the first insurer to become a Green Award Incentive

Gard wins the 2016 Cuthbert Heath Award for casualty response handling



On 8th September 2016 Gard won the Insurance Insider Cuthbert Heath Award (Claims and Losses) – a prestigious London Market award for an insurer’s response to a major claim event.

Gard announces the winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship for 2016


The annual scholarship to help young people finance an education at university level, with a view to finding work within the shipping and marine insurance sectors. 

International Group of P&I Clubs 2015/16 Annual Review


The International Group of P&I Clubs has released an amended version of its 2015/2016 Annual Review.

Global or local? A message from Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer


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


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


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.