Gard Directors' Report and Financial Statements 20 August 2019


The Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the six months to 20 August 2019 are now available. 

Underwriting and investment results deliver surplus for the half year


Gard reports a result after tax of USD 65 million for the period ending 20 August 2019 and announces that there will be no general increase in the Estimated Total Call for owners’ mutual P&I or for mutual FD&D for the next year.

New correspondents in Norway


We have made some changes to our correspondent network in the Norwegian ports of Narvik, Stavanger, Haugesund, Lødingen and Mosjøen with effect from 1 November 2019.

Cyber security and the safety of the crew


The global maritime community, vessels and their crews are increasingly dependent on digital systems that use the internet. Connectivity boosts the morale and wellbeing of seafarers onboard, but also exposes them to additional risks in the form of virus emails, phishing, download of improper content, to name a few. The easiest and most common ways for cyber criminals to strike, is through a socially engineered attack, negligence or poorly trained individuals. The below case study illustrates how easy it can be to fall victim to a cyber attack.

Vacancy - Security advisor


We are looking for a Security Advisor to join our Security team in Technology and Business Transformation based in Arendal, Norway. If you have a strong technical understanding and an ability to work with a global organization on security matters you may be the one we are looking for.

Gard appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Gard announced today that Christian Pritchard-Davies has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective from 1 January 2020. He is currently Vice President - Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Gard.

Cyber Security Awareness


October is Cyber Security Awareness month and across the global maritime community, ports, ships and offshore units are increasingly connected to and dependent on systems that use cyberspace - the internet. Failure to anticipate and prepare for a cyber incident onboard a ship or offshore unit may have significant consequence.

Gard joins the Getting to Zero Coalition


Gard participates in the Getting to Zero Coalition, an industry coalition committed to developing commercially viable, zero-greenhouse gas emissions vessels by 2030.

Gard to host industry conference to tackle container ship fires


Gard will be hosting a two-day conference on 17/18 October 2019 focusing on cargo fires on container vessels. Key stakeholders from across the industry, representing container ship operators, charterers, flag states, classification societies, insurance companies, salvors, fire experts and maritime organisations, will meet at Gard’s headquarters in Arendal, Norway to discuss prevention and mitigation of such fires. 

Vacancy - Claims Executive/Senior Claims Executive, Helsinki


We are looking for a Claims Executive/Senior Claims Executive to join our Claims team based in Helsinki. The roles involves the day to day handling of P&I and H&M claims whilst working closely with Members, clients and other external parties.

New correspondents


We have added a second P&I correspondent in Amman and Aqaba, Jordan.

Gard welcomes Sustainable Ocean Principles


Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, today participated in the launch of the Sustainable Ocean Principles at the United Nations in New York. The UN Global Compact’s Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business has, in consultation with more than 300 stakeholders worldwide, developed the Principles in order to emphasise the responsibility of business to take the necessary actions to secure a healthy and productive ocean.

Claes Isacson Scholarship winners announced


Gard announced the 2019 winners of the Claes Isacson Scholarship following its Annual General Meeting in Arendal on Friday, 6 September. The Scholarship winners for this year are Elizabeth Rust from the United Kingdom and Andreas Lervik from Norway.

The road from studies to working for Gard

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Gard has always had a strong focus on knowledge and expertise and our staff has a wide range of backgrounds ranging from law, business and finance to marine biologist, industrial ecology and physiotherapy.

In this promotional video from the Hong Kong Polytech University, you can listen to our colleague Tracy Chan sharing her experiences from her student days at the University. She also demonstrates how her studies is relevant to her work in Gard today. Tracy holds a BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics and is a Claims Executive based in our Hong Kong office. 


New collaboration agreement on insurance law


Last Thursday, 22 August Gard and the University of Oslo signed a collaboration agreement to finance an investment in insurance law.

Collectively stronger - the International Group of P&I Clubs


Gard is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs. The 13 Clubs which make up the International Group between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for some 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd


The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. will be held on Thursday, 20 June 2019 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 experts contribute to UN report on ocean opportunities


Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, today participated in the launch of new report from the UN Global Compact’s Business Action Platform for the Ocean – Ocean’s Opportunities. For the first time, ocean industries have come together to map their contribution towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and share best practice on how to secure the health of the oceans.

Gard Directors' Report and Financial Statements 2019 now available


Premiums reduced for tenth year in a row with results impacted by a few severe claims and IT write-off.