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.  

CEO Update - embedded in the maritime ecosystem


As we finish another busy year, I would like to start by stepping back to look at what Gard is here to do. Over the last 18 months we have been working with our entire organisation – including our colleagues, Members and the various boards, to think about our strategy towards 2025. This might seem a way off but if each year goes as fast as this one, it will soon be here! 

Gard joins Klimapartnere


Our focus on sustainability and a sustainable maritime development in particular, has led to Gard joining Klimapartnere (Climate Partners), Norway’s largest private-public partnership network focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Website maintenance scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 November


Due to scheduled maintenance, this website will be intermittently unavailble  on Saturday and Sunday 24-25 November. Full service should be restored by Monday.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Strong technical result delivers surplus for the half year


The first half of the 2018 financial year has seen strong performance across the group.

Gard’s London office has moved


Our office in London has moved to new premises.

Phasing out paper copies of the Gard Rules


From the 2019 renewal, we will begin to phase out the distribution of paper copies of the Gard Rules. 

International Group of P&I Clubs - Annual Review 2017/18


2017/18 has been a year of focused introspection within the Group, including a root and branch review of the ways in which the Group delivers benefits for shipowners through its claims pooling arrangements and through the sharing of the unparalleled underwriting, technical and legal knowledge and expertise which resides within the managements of the Group clubs.

Nordic Marine Insurance Plan 2019 now available


The 2019 version of the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan has been approved by the Plan’s Standing Revision Committee. 

Website maintenance scheduled for Saturday, 15 September


Due to scheduled maintenance, this website will be unavailable from 04:30 CEST Saturday, 15 September 2018. Full service should be restored by 9:00 CEST.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Winner of the Claes Isacson Scholarship announced


Gard announced the 2018 winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship following its Annual General Meeting in Arendal on Friday, 7 September. The Scholarship winner for this year is Robert Michael Veal from the United Kingdom. He is a PhD student at the University of Southampton, specialising in the legal issues arising from the use of marine autonomous systems.