Press release: Gard appoints new Managing Director for Hong Kong office

17.02.15

Gard announced today that Trygve Nøkleby has been appointed Managing Director of the Hong Kong office, replacing Richard Corwin who will stay on as Regional Director, Asia.

Standard & Poor's reaffirms Gard's rating

13.02.15

Standard & Poor's has reaffirmed Gard's A+ (stable) financial strength rating.

Rules 2015

11.02.15

The Gard Rules 2015 are now available.

Website maintenance scheduled

05.02.15

Due to scheduled maintenance, this website will be briefly unavailable from 22:00 CET Saturday, 7 February 2015. Downtime is estimated to be 15 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

20.06.14

The Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard will be held in Arendal, Norway on Friday, 5 September 2014.

Gard Insight: The importance of Paramount Clauses

12.02.14

Clauses incorporated in charterparties can have wide-ranging consequences in terms of liability

Gard Insight: Shipowners’ responsibility for cargo operations

29.01.14

In 2004 the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court) upheld a decision (the JORDAN II) that a bill of lading carrier could rely on FIOS (free in/out stowed) terms, incorporated from a charterparty, to contract out of responsibility for loading, stowing and discharging the cargo.

Frequently Asked Questions on Suspension of Certain Extraterritorial Sanctions on Iran - 24 January 2014

27.01.14

Updated 12 August 2014

On January 20,2014, the United States, in conjunction with the European Union and other countries, temporarily eased certain sanctions on Iran in exchange for a halt to Iran’s nuclear development program.  The key issues for our membership are that non-US members can now transport petrochemical exports from Iran, auto parts to Iran, and there are limited easing of sanctions with respect to oil exports to certain countries.

Gard Insight: Climate change creates a new trade route - and new risks

23.01.14

In recent years, the changing climate has meant that the polar ice in other parts of the Arctic has, to a considerable extent, melted, giving access for commercial shipping to the Arctic basin and its coastal seas. This has created a new trade link between the continents, known as the North East Passage or the Northern Sea Route (NSR)

Transition to electronic publishing

25.11.13

Knowledge and learning are key to Gard’s core purpose: to help our Members and clients in the marine industries to manage risk and its consequences. We have invested significant resources in building the intellectual capital within our organisation, not only to improve our own operations, but also as a resource for our Members and clients.

Frequently asked questions: Paperless trading (Electronic bills of lading)

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15.08.13

The International Group of P&I Clubs has issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions in response to enquiries regarding the Group's position on the use of electronic bills of lading and their impact on P&I cover.

Frequently asked questions - Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC)

19.07.13

The purpose of this Gard Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) document is to provide answers to questions pertaining to the entry into force and operation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC” or “Convention”). It is not intended to provide a full overview or analysis of the Convention or any national enactments thereof.

Gard Loss Prevention Calendar - HAVEASAFEJOURNEY 2013

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12.12.12

Gard’s 2013 Loss Prevention Calendar is now available. It will be posted shortly to Members and clients entered with Gard for P&I or for whom Gard has hull and machinery claims lead.