The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) and Gard have signed an Impact Partnership Agreement, committing to a five-year collaboration to accelerate decarbonisation of the maritime industry.
s an Impact Partner of GCMD, Gard will assess and quantify the risks inherent in GCMD’s pilots and trials and provide hull and machinery (H&M) and protection and indemnity (P&I) insurances for the projects. In addition to providing insurance coverage, Gard will also provide legal and risk advisory services, as well as financial contributions towards GCMD’s pooled funds for pilots and trials.
The GCMD–Gard partnership represents a major step towards de-risking end-to-end pilots, lowering barriers of adoption, and eventually enabling the deployment of low-carbon solutions, such as green marine fuels.
We all have our role to play in this transition, and ours is to provide the support and risk mitigation needed to make it happen.
… said Gard CEO Rolf Thore Roppestad.
Welcoming Gard on board, Professor Lynn Loo, CEO of the GCMD, said: “With Gard joining GCMD as an Impact Partner, we can together provide greater clarity to the maritime industry on the use of green fuels and emerging decarbonisation technologies from an insurance perspective.
As the uptake of low/ zero carbon fuels begin to take off, insurers are faced with the need to reinvent operating models and offer new products to clients. The GCMD–Gard partnership aims to have the legal and operational risks of GCMD’s pilots and trials assessed and insured, and to demonstrate how decarbonisation technologies can be de-risked commercially
… Professor Lynn Loo added who said in a previous interview to SAFETY4SEA that decarbonization is one of the biggest challenge that the industry has faced, highlighting the power of collaboration.