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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the last three months we have seen unprecedented change across the world in the way that we live and work. The speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world took everyone by surprise, and the ramifications of the actions taken by governments to reduce its impact and the consequences these have had on people, societies and economies everywhere have been severe.
The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. will be held on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 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 today launched its first sustainability report as part of its commitment to the UN Global Compact. This outlines its ambitions for sustainable development, articulates how impact will be measured and illustrates the wide range of activities being carried out by the group in it day-to-day work placing sustainability at the core of its business.
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.