Gard reports strong half year results


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 announces new Chief Underwriting Officers


Gard today announced the creation of three new roles in underwriting management – Chief Underwriting Officers (CUOs) for the Shipowners and Industry segments (Specialty) and for Asia, all reporting to Bjornar Andresen, Group Chief Underwriting Officer.

Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland, visits Gard


The Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland, spent time today at the headquarters of Gard - the world's leading marine insurer - in Arendal.

Gard reports half year results and general increase


Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, said “We have delivered a solid result in the first half year, with two good quarters on both the insurance and investment sides of the business".

Gard wins Young Corporation Award 2014


Gard announced today that it has won the YoungShip International Young Corporation Award for 2014.

Gard appoints new head of Human Resources


Gard announced today that Steffen Schøler has been appointed Vice President, Human Resources, replacing Trygve Nøkleby who is moving to Hong Kong to head the office there.

Gard announces inaugural recipients of Claes Isacson Scholarship for maritime education


Gard is pleased to announce that the inaugural recipients of the Claes Isacson Scholarship for maritime education are Wang Wenhao from Singapore and Daniela Gladun from Sweden.

Gard reports 2013 results and announces reduced deferred call


Gard reported gross written premiums of USD 959 million, a surplus after tax of USD 89 million, combined ratio net of 97 per cent and contingency reserves of USD 944 million and announced a reduction in the deferred call for the 2013 policy year.

Gard opens new office in Singapore


Gard announced today the opening of its office in Singapore – the 14th office in its global network.

Gard takes action against the 1971 IOPC Fund


Gard announced today that is has filed proceedings in the English High Court of Justice against the 1971 IOPC Fund to resolve outstanding issues in the Nissos Amorgos incident.

Gard appoints new Managing Director for London office


Gard announced today that André Kroneberg has been appointed as Managing Director of the London office, replacing Bjørnar Andresen who is moving to Arendal as Head of Underwriting.

Gard applies for licences to operate in Singapore


Gard announced today that Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Limited and Gard Marine & Energy Ltd. have applied for insurer licences in Singapore and, subject to regulatory approval, will be opening an office there in spring 2014.

Gard announces new CEO


The Board of Directors of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd today announced the appointment of Rolf Thore Roppestad as group CEO. Mr Roppestad, who will take up the position on 1 January, 2014, is currently Co-Head of Underwriting at Gard.

Gard announces new ship manager liability insurance policy


Gard announced today that it is launching a ship manager liability policy, responding to liabilities arising from negligence in performing contracted duties. Ship managers will receive financial protection, claims handling and legal assistance.

Gard announces five per cent general increase


The 2010 policy year is closed with no supplementary calls being levied and no further deferred calls or supplementary calls are expected for the 2011 and 2012 policy years. A general increase of five per cent for mutual P&I is required for the 2014 policy year. A ten per cent increase is required for Mutual FD&D.

Gard reports half year results


Svein Buvik, Acting CEO of Gard, said “We are pleased to say that our insurance performance has been strong, with P&I results benefiting from an absence of severe claims in this financial year.”

Gard gains reinsurance licence in Brazil


Gard today announced it has been granted a licence to write reinsurance business in Brazil.

Claes Isacson


The board of Gard P&I (Bermuda) Ltd is very sad to announce the death of Claes Isacson, CEO of the Gard group since 2001. 

Gard launches Guidance on Maritime Claims and Insurance


Gard today announced, at its annual Summer Seminar, the launch of the latest publication in the “Gard Guidance” series – the Guidance on Maritime Claims and Insurance. This publication is written with the claims’ manager in mind and looks at the types of claims they might face, common issues that arise, which policies would respond, and management issues that they should bear in mind.

Door manufacturers follow Gard’s lead in raising awareness of safety issues around watertight doors


In the days leading up to Gard’s conference last week which aimed to raise awareness of the dangers associated with the operation of watertight doors, the leading European door manufacturers agreed to form an international Association to work on safety issues.