Notice of Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard


The Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard - gjensidig - will be held on Friday 4 September 2015 in Arendal, Norway.

China - Prevention and control of marine pollution from ships - Qianhe


Members are referred to Gard’s news item dated 1 May 2015 concerning the Qianhe Shipping Group of SPROs and the problems encountered due to ongoing investigations by the PRC authorities. The updated information is as follows:

Gard announces the winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship 2015


Gard is pleased to announce that the winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship 2015 for maritime education are ...

China - Prevention and control of marine pollution from ships - Qianhe


Gard is aware that certain investigations are taking place into the Chinese SPRO Qianhe by the customs authority in China.

International Group of P&I Clubs Annual Review 2014/2015


The strength of the Group system lies not only in the unparalleled limits and range of cover which it is able to deliver for shipowners and for third parties, but also in the collective expertise in legal, insurance and technical matters that it brings together through its established subcommittees and working groups.

CEO Update, April 2015


As we finish the first quarter, I wanted to update you on Gard’s progress so far in 2015, a year in which we are continuing to focus on three key strands of activity; maintaining our financial strength, developing our market position and building an efficient global organisation.

Christen Guddal elected as new chairman of Cefor


Christen Guddal was elected as new chairman of the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) for the next two years at the CEFOR Annual General Meeting held in Oslo on Thursday, 9 April 2015. 

Gard List of Correspondents 2015 now available


The pdf version of List of Correspondents for 2015 is now available under Contact on the Gard website.

Gard renewal sets strong start for the new policy year


After the closing of the P&I renewal on 20 February 2015, Gard announced today that it has seen the highest net tonnage increase during the renewal since 2007.

Press release: Gard appoints new Managing Director for Hong Kong office


Gard announced today that Trygve Nøkleby has been appointed Managing Director of the Hong Kong office, replacing Richard Corwin who will stay on as Regional Director, Asia.

Standard & Poor's reaffirms Gard's rating


Standard & Poor's has reaffirmed Gard's A+ (stable) financial strength rating.

Rules 2015


The Gard Rules 2015 are now available.

Website maintenance scheduled


Due to scheduled maintenance, this website will be briefly unavailable from 22:00 CET Saturday, 7 February 2015. Downtime is estimated to be 15 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Notice of Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard will be held in Arendal, Norway on Friday, 5 September 2014.

Gard Insight: The importance of Paramount Clauses


Clauses incorporated in charterparties can have wide-ranging consequences in terms of liability

Gard Insight: Shipowners’ responsibility for cargo operations


In 2004 the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court) upheld a decision (the JORDAN II) that a bill of lading carrier could rely on FIOS (free in/out stowed) terms, incorporated from a charterparty, to contract out of responsibility for loading, stowing and discharging the cargo.

Frequently Asked Questions on Suspension of Certain Extraterritorial Sanctions on Iran - 24 January 2014


Updated 12 August 2014

On January 20,2014, the United States, in conjunction with the European Union and other countries, temporarily eased certain sanctions on Iran in exchange for a halt to Iran’s nuclear development program.  The key issues for our membership are that non-US members can now transport petrochemical exports from Iran, auto parts to Iran, and there are limited easing of sanctions with respect to oil exports to certain countries.