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 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.

Premium reduction for Members despite first half loss


The Gard results have been negatively affected by several major incidents within the International Group Pool and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the shipping and financial markets.

New correspondents in Ghana


We have added a second correspondent for P&I and Hull & Machinery matters in the ports of Takoradi and Tema in Ghana.

Congratulations to the World Food Programme


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.

New correspondents in Djibouti


We have added a second correspondent for P&I and Hull & Machinery matters in Djibouti.

Your opportunity to join IUMI 2020 online


This year’s IUMI conference will take place online for the first time on 14 to 25 September.

The power of working together


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.

Claes Isacson Scholarship winners announced


Gard announced today that Imola Szanto from Sweden and Hasan Tahsin Azizagaoglu from Turkey are this year’s winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship.