The road from studies to working for Gard

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Gard has always had a strong focus on knowledge and expertise and our staff has a wide range of backgrounds ranging from law, business and finance to marine biologist, industrial ecology and physiotherapy.

In this promotional video from the Hong Kong Polytech University, you can listen to our colleague Tracy Chan sharing her experiences from her student days at the University. She also demonstrates how her studies is relevant to her work in Gard today. Tracy holds a BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics and is a Claims Executive based in our Hong Kong office. 


New collaboration agreement on insurance law


Last Thursday, 22 August Gard and the University of Oslo signed a collaboration agreement to finance an investment in insurance law.

Collectively stronger - the International Group of P&I Clubs


Gard is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs. The 13 Clubs which make up the International Group between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for some 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.

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


The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. will be held on Thursday, 20 June 2019 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.

Gard experts contribute to UN report on ocean opportunities


Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, today participated in the launch of new report from the UN Global Compact’s Business Action Platform for the Ocean – Ocean’s Opportunities. For the first time, ocean industries have come together to map their contribution towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and share best practice on how to secure the health of the oceans.

Gard Directors' Report and Financial Statements 2019 now available


Premiums reduced for tenth year in a row with results impacted by a few severe claims and IT write-off.

Press release: Premiums reduced for tenth year in a row


Results impacted by a few severe claims and IT write-off.

Supporting our oceans through sustainable marine insurance


In 2017, Gard signed the world’s first insurance industry statement on sustainable marine insurance. Through this statement, we are committed to tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing through education, awareness building, risk management and insurance underwriting.

Vacancy: Team Lead, Management Reporting


Gard is looking for a Manager to lead our Management Reporting team. The right candidate has both strong leadership skills and the ability to work with the whole organization to ensure strong development and use of Business intelligence in Gard. You will play an important role to help Gard in securing its market leading position in the marine insurance industry.

Claes Isacson Scholarship - validation and lasting research impact


“The Claes Isacson Scholarship is the most prestigious international scholarship for aspiring maritime lawyers and policy-makers”, says Robert Michael Veal, last year’s winner of the Claes Isacson Scholarship. Here is how it helped him in his research.

Gard appoints new Senior Adviser in Tokyo


Gard announced today that Shuichi Yoshida has been appointed as a Senior Adviser in the underwriting team in Tokyo, bringing with him more than 30 years’ experience in the Japanese marine insurance market.

Maritime Labour Convention - updated FAQs


The International Group of P&I Clubs has updated their guidance document produced to assist Members and the Club in complying with requirements set out in the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). 

Vacancy: Security Advisor


Gard is looking for a Security Advisor for our Security team in Technology and Business Transformation. You will be responsible for guiding and supporting the application of cyber security practices within the organization, ensuring that our services reflect and comply with corporate standards and securely support the different functions, business units and environments.

Temporary closure of Gard’s New York office

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The office of Gard (North America) Inc. will be temporarily closed due to a fire in the building over the weekend. 

Claes Isacson Scholarship 2019 now open to applications


The scholarship for maritime education was launched in 2013 to honour the memory of Gard’s former CEO and his contribution to Gard. The aim of the scholarship is to help young people finance an education at university level with a view to finding work within the shipping and marine insurance sectors after completion of their studies.

Asian Gypsy Moth season 2019


The Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is a destructive forest pest known to spread via ocean-going vessels in international trade. Vessels calling at certain ports in the Asia Pacific between May and September should therefore be inspected and “certified free of AGM” prior to departure, this to minimise the potential for regulatory action when arriving in a country where the pest is not native.

Vacancy: Developer


We are looking for an energetic developer to be part of our Integration team in the Digital Service department based in Arendal, Norway.

Gard strengthens its long standing presence in Japan


As a global organisation our offices around the world are central to our ability to help our members and clients manage risk and its consequences in their day to day operations. To be able to do so, we focus on the fundamentals and ensure that we have the resources and expertise available to service shipowners’ and operators’ needs.  As part of our long standing commitment to the Japanese shipping and maritime community, we have strengthened our organisation and network in Japan.

Member retention levels endorses strategy of stability and predictability


20 February 2019 - With the closing of the 2019 P&I renewal on 20 February, Gard today announced that its net tonnage had increased by over 7 million in the last 12 months, with total owners’ mutual now in excess of 214 million GT. 99% of existing tonnage stayed with Gard. 

New correspondents


Gard has appointed a number of new correspondents with effect from 20 February 2019.