Gard Defence cover – more than just insurance


Our global Defence expertise is deep and extensive. It enables us to quickly focus on the issues that need to be addressed.

Winners of 2021 Claes Isacson Scholarship


Gard today announced the winners of this year’s Claes Isacson Scholarship: Aybuke Naz Durmus (26) from Turkey, and Sebastian Kjærnli Aguirre (28) from Norway. ‘It is an honour to see that our work is being valued and appreciated,’ the winners told Gard.

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd


The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. will be held on Thursday, 1 July 2021 at the offices of its Manager, Lingard Limited, Trott & Duncan Building, 17A Brunswick Street, Hamilton HM 10, Bermuda at 12:00 noon or as soon thereafter as possible. 

Impersonation of Gard Marine & Energy


Gard Marine & Energy company name impersonated and cloned and used in the promotion of fraudulent financial services.

Gard Directors' Report and Financial Statements 2021


Gard announces positive results in an exceptionally challenging year for everyone in the maritime industry.

Gard releases its Sustainability Report 2020/2021


During the last year, we have continued to take steps to engage industry-wide on topics that are vital to the future success of the maritime industries. Our Sustainability Report for 2020 sits alongside our financial results and monitors our progress against the five Sustainability Development Goals that we use as our framework for our ambitions and targets.

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


‘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


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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.