Gard receives gold rating for ESG efforts


EcoVadis awards Gard a gold medal in recognition of our ESG achievement!

Gard statement on HEROIC IDUN


The crude oil tanker HEROIC IDUN and its 26 crew members have been detained in Equatorial Guinea following interception by their navy in the Exclusive Economic Zone of São Tomé and Príncipe on 12 August. We are working closely with the owners, managers, and all relevant stakeholders to resolve a very challenging situation. Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the crew.

Improved underwriting performance for the 2022 policy year


Despite financial and economic uncertainty, the Gard group has improved its insurance performance significantly in the last year. The investment losses reflect the challenging macroeconomic situation.

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New medical app launched to save seafarer lives

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Gard and the Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine have launched an innovative digital medical guide to improve medical treatment onboard and potentially save seafarers’ lives.

This news item is available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. The Mariners' Medical Guide in available in English only.

Chinese Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)


PIPL is China’s comprehensive law that sets detailed rules with respect to data privacy and the protection and applies to the processing of personal information and sensitive personal information within the People’s Republic of China (PRC). PIPL came into effect on 1 November 2021.

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Additional sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia

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The EU adopted an eighth package of sanctions on 6 October 2022 in response to Russia’s continued military aggression against Ukraine. 

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The carriage of Russian oil and petroleum products to third countries


We have seen an increase in enquiries and contractual disputes concerning the carriage of Russian export and/or origin crude oil and petroleum products, as set out in Annex XXV of the EU Regulation 833/2014, to third countries.

Gard joins the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network


Gard is pleased to announce that it is joining the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a network of more than 170 global companies working together to combat corruption in the maritime industry.

Join Gard at Arendalsuka 2022


The yearly event week Arendalsuka is kicking off 15-19 August in Arendal, Norway. Gard will be hosting six events this year.

Update from the CEO


At the halfway point of the year, 2022 has proved to be every bit as challenging and turbulent as the last two years. We know that our Members and clients are severely hit by war and unrest. In addition comes the continued logistical challenges, crewing shortages, inflation and rising energy costs – a perfect storm of economic turbulence.


“A great way to start a maritime career”


Gard sponsors a variety of education and training programs opening up doors to a career in the maritime industry. The ‘Gard cadetship’ is one of them.

Father and son learn about floating offshore wind


Every June, Norwegian students follow a family member to work, getting a sneak peek into a possible future career.  In preparation for this week of work experience, students have the opportunity to "shadow" their parents during a day at work some 12 months earlier. For William Århus Fosen (age 13), he joined his father in Gard – learning about marine insurance, loss prevention - and the future of offshore wind.

Winners of the 2022 Claes Isacson Scholarship


Gard today announced that Natalia Calderon and Elizabeth Joseph are this year’s winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship.

Gard announces new Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel


Gard today announced that Lars Lislegard-Bækken is appointed Gard’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO) with Ingvild Høgenes Nilsen taking over as General Counsel.

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.  

The Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance enter into force

Launch of the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance

The Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance are now entering into force, with AXA XL and Navium Marine joining as Signatories. At the recent founding meeting of the PPMI, Gard CEO Rolf Thore Roppestad was elected Vice Chair of the PPMI Association.

S&P affirms Gard’s A+ rating and revises outlook to stable


A much-improved underwriting result in the second half of the year has allowed Gard to beat earnings expectations, according to Standard & Poor’s.