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.

Gard seeks industry solution to safety issues around power-operated watertight doors


Gard today hosted a conference for a wide range of industry participants to raise awareness of the safety issues around watertight doors on board ships and offshore units, and to suggest improvements in design and maintenance that will reduce the risks.

Gard reports 2012 policy year results


Gard today announced the highlights from its consolidated results for the year ending 20th February 2013. 

Gard extends product portfolio for Liner Operators


Gard announced today that it has introduced a property policy to cover damage to or loss of containers – on and off the ship – including cover for containers’ share of General Average contribution.  

Gard announces interim management changes


Gard announced today interim management changes due to the CEO, Claes Isacson, being on leave for medical reasons from 7 January 2013.

Press release: Gard opens new office in Imabari, Japan


Claes Isacson, CEO of Gard, commented “Gard has invested considerable resources over the last decade to create a genuinely global footprint – designed to offer a first class service wherever we are needed.

Press release: Safeguard launches a new insurance and guarantee cover for war and terrorism risk under the Athens Convention and the EU Passenger Liability Regulation (PLR)


Safeguard Guarantee Company Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd, announced today that it is introducing an insurance and guarantee facility which will cover the war risk liabilities that fall outside the scope of standard P&I club cover.