Gard today announced a strong 2021 P&I renewal in terms of both tonnage and pricing. Over the last 12 months, 17 million tonnes have been added, with the majority coming during the renewal period. This brings the total owners’ mutual tonnage to 246 million GT. 99.4% of existing tonnage stayed with Gard.
The responsibility for our network of external service providers in Claims will be transferred to Thomas Nordberg, Head of Claims Services from Geir Sandnes, Deputy Chief Claims Officer, with effect from 20 February 2021.
New P&I correspondent appointed in Algeria from 1 January 2021 covering the ports of Algiers, Annaba, Ghazaouet, Skikda and Tenes, as well as an additional correspondent appointed for the port of Bejaia.
Gard is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs and participates in its pooling and reinsurance arrangments. In a year of unparalleled disruption as a result of COVID-19 the International Group’s pooling arrangements and the General Excess of Loss and Collective Overspill Programme (GXL programme) provide shipowners with a measure of stability and comfort as they plan and budget for 2021.
Whatever we thought might be in store for all of us this time last year, I think we can all confidently agree that the reality was completely different. It has made for an exceptionally challenging year for everyone, not least all parts of the maritime industry and our focus has been to help and support our Members and clients.
We congratulate the World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2020. The World Food Programme is a driving force in global efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict around the world.
In the last three months we have seen unprecedented change across the world in the way that we live and work. The speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world took everyone by surprise, and the ramifications of the actions taken by governments to reduce its impact and the consequences these have had on people, societies and economies everywhere have been severe.
The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. will be held on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 in Hamilton, Bermuda. This meeting is a requirement under Bermuda law and is a formality only. The Club's Members are not required to be present in person at the meeting.