Safer Seas in Asia? Global claims differences and what they tell us

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29.04.21

Is shipping in Asia safer than elsewhere? The region certainly has fewer groundings and collisions than the rest of the world, according to newly compiled data. And Asian maritime clusters are increasingly driving the push for sustainable development, notes Gard CEO, Rolf Thore Roppestad.

Sustainable ship recycling after total loss – the Gard P&I cover

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25.03.21

‘Green’ ship recycling products are emerging in the marine insurance market, leading to questions and sometimes confusion around which policies are needed or not, and what is already covered elsewhere. In this article, Gard’s Head of Environmental Claims, Andreas Brachel, outlines Gard’s position, adding that ‘green’ add-ons are not always worth the hype.

Gard joins the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance

09.03.21

We are happy to announce that Gard has become a signatory to the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). ‘With Gard joining the PSI, the world’s largest marine insurer is making it clear that seaworthiness, insurability and sustainability go hand-in-hand’, said PSI’s Programme Leader.

‘A sea of opportunities’ – why Imola chose a maritime career

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03.03.21

Imola Szanto has chosen a different career path than most women her age: oil tankers, icebreakers, Arctic expeditions, and maritime law. As winner of last year’s Claes Isacson Scholarship, she can’t wait to see what’s next.

Record renewal sees fleet consolidation at Gard

22.02.21

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.

Change of P&I and H&M correspondent in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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12.02.21

Gard has appointed a new correspondent for both P&I and H&M in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, with effect as of today.

Gard appoints new manager for external service providers in Claims

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11.02.21

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.

Gard Rules 2021 is now available

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09.02.21

The 2021 edition of the Rules for Ships and the Rules for Mobile Offshore Units is now available.

Change of P&I and H&M correspondent in the US Virgin Islands

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02.02.21

Gard has appointed a new correspondent for both P&I and H&M in the US Virgin Islands with immediate effect, covering the ports of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Christiansted.

New correspondents in Algeria

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30.12.20

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.

The International Group Pooling and GXL Reinsurance contract structure for 2021 have now been finalised

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18.12.20

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.

CEO update: Extraordinary times

17.12.20

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.

Premium reduction for Members despite first half loss

06.11.20

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.

New correspondents in Ghana

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29.10.20

We have added a second correspondent for P&I and Hull & Machinery matters in the ports of Takoradi and Tema in Ghana.

Congratulations to the World Food Programme

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09.10.20

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.

New correspondents in Djibouti

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24.09.20

We have added a second correspondent for P&I and Hull & Machinery matters in Djibouti.

Your opportunity to join IUMI 2020 online

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08.07.20

This year’s IUMI conference will take place online for the first time on 14 to 25 September.