Christen Guddal elected as new chairman of Cefor


Christen Guddal was elected as new chairman of the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) for the next two years at the CEFOR Annual General Meeting held in Oslo on Thursday, 9 April 2015. 

Gard List of Correspondents 2015 now available


The pdf version of List of Correspondents for 2015 is now available under Contact on the Gard website.

Gard renewal sets strong start for the new policy year


After the closing of the P&I renewal on 20 February 2015, Gard announced today that it has seen the highest net tonnage increase during the renewal since 2007.

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


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


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

Rules 2015


The Gard Rules 2015 are now available.

Website maintenance scheduled


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


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


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

Gard Insight: Shipowners’ responsibility for cargo operations


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


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


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


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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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.