Turkish P&I cover issue – petroleum products


The agreement allowing crude oil to be shipped through Turkish-controlled waters will also apply to petroleum products.


Marine insurers publish first climate alignment report


The Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance (PPMI) have issued its first annual report, disclosing the climate alignment of leading marine insurers’ hull and machinery portfolios.

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EU adopts 9th package of Russia sanctions


On 16 December the EU adopted its 9th package of Russian sanctions. Below is an overview of the main changes.

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Support and stability in turbulent times


Another year draws to a close, and what a year it has been. 2022 has reminded all of us – once again – how quickly things can change. Business patterns, outlooks, expectations – all can suddenly be disrupted by world affairs. 

Turkish P&I cover issue resolved


Following significant engagement between the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) and the Government of Turkey, an agreement has been reached allowing ships carrying crude oil cargoes to continue their voyages through Turkish-controlled waters.

Turkey requests confirmation of P&I cover


The Government of Turkey issued a notice dated 16.11.2022 which requires all ships carrying  crude oil products transiting or entering Turkish waters from 1 December 2022 (extended to 2 December 2022), to provide letters of confirmation from the owner’s P&I Club attesting that cover will remain in place under any circumstances throughout the duration of the transit or the time the ship is in Turkish waters or the time it is in a port or terminal.

Gard partners with global decarbonisation centres


Gard is happy to announce that we have entered into partnerships with the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) in Singapore and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in Denmark.

Gard receives gold rating for ESG efforts


EcoVadis awards Gard a gold medal in recognition of our ESG achievement!

Gard statement on HEROIC IDUN


The crude oil tanker HEROIC IDUN and its 26 crew members have been detained in Equatorial Guinea following interception by their navy in the Exclusive Economic Zone of São Tomé and Príncipe on 12 August. We are working closely with the owners, managers, and all relevant stakeholders to resolve a very challenging situation. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the crew.

Improved underwriting performance for the 2022 policy year


Despite financial and economic uncertainty, the Gard group has improved its insurance performance significantly in the last year. The investment losses reflect the challenging macroeconomic situation.

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New medical app launched to save seafarer lives

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Gard and the Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine have launched an innovative digital medical guide to improve medical treatment onboard and potentially save seafarers’ lives.

This news item is available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. The Mariners' Medical Guide in available in English only.

Chinese Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)


PIPL is China’s comprehensive law that sets detailed rules with respect to data privacy and the protection and applies to the processing of personal information and sensitive personal information within the People’s Republic of China (PRC). PIPL came into effect on 1 November 2021.

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Additional sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia

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The EU adopted an eighth package of sanctions on 6 October 2022 in response to Russia’s continued military aggression against Ukraine. 

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The carriage of Russian oil and petroleum products to third countries


We have seen an increase in enquiries and contractual disputes concerning the carriage of Russian export and/or origin crude oil and petroleum products, as set out in Annex XXV of the EU Regulation 833/2014, to third countries.

Gard joins the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network


Gard is pleased to announce that it is joining the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a network of more than 170 global companies working together to combat corruption in the maritime industry.

Join Gard at Arendalsuka 2022


The yearly event week Arendalsuka is kicking off 15-19 August in Arendal, Norway. Gard will be hosting six events this year.

Update from the CEO


At the halfway point of the year, 2022 has proved to be every bit as challenging and turbulent as the last two years. We know that our Members and clients are severely hit by war and unrest. In addition comes the continued logistical challenges, crewing shortages, inflation and rising energy costs – a perfect storm of economic turbulence.


“A great way to start a maritime career”


Gard sponsors a variety of education and training programs opening up doors to a career in the maritime industry. The ‘Gard cadetship’ is one of them.

Father and son learn about floating offshore wind


Every June, Norwegian students follow a family member to work, getting a sneak peek into a possible future career.  In preparation for this week of work experience, students have the opportunity to "shadow" their parents during a day at work some 12 months earlier. For William Århus Fosen (age 13), he joined his father in Gard – learning about marine insurance, loss prevention - and the future of offshore wind.