Strong results in Gard’s first integrated annual report


For the first time, Gard is presenting an integrated annual report outlining its performance for the last financial year against a broad set of parameters, not only financial ones. By looking holistically at all its activities, Gard can measure the value it creates both for its Members and clients and for society at large. 

Record renewal and sustainable growth at Gard


21 February 2022

Gard today announced a record P&I renewal for 2022. Over the last 12 months, 14 million GT have been added, of which almost 80 percent – 11.1 million tonnes, came through at the renewal date. 99.6% of existing tonnage stayed with Gard, bringing the owners’ mutual tonnage to a total of 260 million GT.

Gard signs Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance


Joining leading marine insurers in a landmark commitment to support shipping’s transition towards a decarbonised future.

Gard appoints new Managing Director for Hong Kong office


Gard announced today that André Werner Kroneberg will be replacing Mark Russell as Managing Director of the Hong Kong office from 1 January 2022. 

Half year result reflects industry trends


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For the first half of the 2021 financial year, the Gard group results have been negatively impacted by the continuing trend of large Pool claims, as well as COVID-19 related crew claims and pandemic-driven cost increases in hull, loss of hire and P&I casualty.

The Establishment of the «IML Gard Fund»


The Institute of Maritime Law and Gard are pleased to announce the establishment of the «IML Gard Fund», which was launched on 20 October in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Southampton Professor Mark E. Smith, Mr Tim Howse, Vice President Industry Liaison, Gard, and Dr Alexandros X.M. Ntovas, Director of the Institute of Maritime Law.

Record renewal sees fleet consolidation at Gard


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.

Premium reduction for Members despite first half loss


The Gard results have been negatively affected by several major incidents within the International Group Pool and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the shipping and financial markets.

Gard announces new Managing Director for London branch


3 June 2020 Gard announced today that Magne Nilsen will become the Managing Director of Gard (UK) Limited from 1 July 2020. He will take over from Thomas Nordberg who will return to Norway to take up a new position as Head of Claims Services reporting to the Chief Claims Officer.

Strong foundations from profitable 2019


Decision on payment of last instalment of premium deferred.

Gard announces ship recycling statement and support


4 March 2020 - Gard today announced both the publication of its statement on sustainable ship recycling and their sign-up to the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI).

Tonnage growth reflects stability in an unstable market


20 February 2020 - With the closing of the 2020 P&I renewal, Gard today announced that its net tonnage had increased by over 15 million in the last 12 months, with total owners’ mutual now in excess of 229 million GT. 99% of existing tonnage stayed with Gard.

Gard appoints head of London Defence team


28 January 2020 – Gard announced today that Marie Kelly has been appointed as Vice President, Defence and will head up the Defence team in London.

Gard appoints Chief Underwriting Officer in London


27 November 2019 - Gard announced today that Magne Nilssen will take up the newly created post of Chief Underwriting Officer London from 1 March 2020.

Underwriting and investment results deliver surplus for the half year


7 November 2019 - Gard reports a result after tax of USD 65 million for the period ending 20 August 2019 and announces that there will be no general increase in the Estimated Total Call for owners’ mutual P&I or for mutual FD&D for the next year.

Gard appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - Gard announced today that Christian Pritchard-Davies has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective from 1 January 2020. He is currently Vice President - Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Gard.

Gard to host industry conference to tackle container ship fires


3 October 2019 - Gard will be hosting a two-day conference on 17/18 October 2019 focusing on cargo fires on container vessels. Key stakeholders from across the industry, representing container ship operators, charterers, flag states, classification societies, insurance companies, salvors, fire experts and maritime organisations, will meet at Gard’s headquarters in Arendal, Norway to discuss prevention and mitigation of such fires. 

Gard welcomes Sustainable Ocean Principles


Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, today participated in the launch of the Sustainable Ocean Principles at the United Nations in New York. The UN Global Compact’s Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business has, in consultation with more than 300 stakeholders worldwide, developed the Principles in order to emphasise the responsibility of business to take the necessary actions to secure a healthy and productive ocean.