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  • Harold Anderson We have received the sad news that Harold Anderson who managed the Port Adelaide office for many years passed away yesterday, Tuesday 14 April 2015.More details have been posted ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2015, 12:28 by Mike Chapman
  • Australia Day award for Mike Coffey We have received the following great news via Geoff Bolton:  "Today's Australia Day (26 Jan) Honours list includes a Medal of the Order of Australia award (OAM) 'to Michael ...
    Posted 26 Jan 2015, 00:14 by Mike Chapman
  • Cabers to Australia Three weeks ago we put out a plea for information on behalf of an Australian Scottish Highland Games enthusiast (see Were you working for OCL in the early 1970s?).  James ...
    Posted 15 Nov 2014, 15:24 by Mike Chapman
  • Were you working for OCL in the early 1970s? If so, do you remember the special shipment of two Scottish Highland Games' cabers from the UK to Australia which was mentioned at the time in the OCL magazine?We ...
    Posted 26 Oct 2014, 15:33 by Mike Chapman
  • New book on Maersk Line "Creating Global Opportunities — Maersk Line in Containerisation 1973-2013" (Cambridge) by Chris Jephson and Henning Morgen covers A.P.Moller-Maersk's start in containerisation in the early 1970s, and ...
    Posted 24 May 2014, 11:09 by Mike Chapman
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SCARA (ex-staff association) News and Notices

  • John Williamson Dear SCARA Member,    Malcolm Coomer has given us the sad news that John Williamson passed away on Sunday 14th June 2015.John joined the Southampton Terminal team around 1978 as ...
    Posted 28 Jun 2015, 14:18 by Mike Chapman
  • Richard Butcher Dear SCARA Member,    Very sadly Jennifer Butcher has informed us today of the passing of Richard Butcher on Friday the 13th March 2015.Jennifer writes,"My husband Richard Butcher (08 ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2015, 13:22 by Mike Chapman
  • Liverpool Reunion Message to all members.  Chris Jones (Croft) and Joan Squires have announced details for the first Liverpool Reunion.  See details below.  For more information please contact Christine Jones.         Regards         Belinda ...
    Posted 16 Mar 2015, 15:27 by Mike Chapman
  • 2015 SCARA Golf Day Please find below the details for the 2015 Rose Bowl Challenge which will take place at the Bentley Golf Club, Brentwood, Essex on Tuesday 19th May 2015.  For booking etc ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 09:03 by Mike Chapman
  • Rodney English It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the passing of J. R. (Rodney) English. In the eyes of many he was possibly one of the ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2015, 13:18 by Mike Chapman
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Reunion Reports

  • OCL/P&O Birmingham Reunion 2014 The Annual Reunion for Birmingham was held on Saturday 8th November 2014 – despite the horrendous weather in the morning we had a good number of people turn up (30) and ...
    Posted 6 Jan 2015, 14:28 by Mike Chapman
  • 2014 Tokyo Reunion November 2014 saw a long-wished reunion in Tokyo: Geoff Bolton, OCL/P&OCL veteran of thirty years from the 1967 startup of the OCAL head office in Sydney, moved ...
    Posted 29 Nov 2014, 13:42 by Mike Chapman
  • 2014 Birmingham Reunion The Annual OCL/P&O/P&O Nedlloyd Birmingham Reunion takes place this year on Saturday 8th November from 1pm onwards.   The venue is again The Square Peg, Corporation Street ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2014, 13:33 by Mike Chapman
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Where are they now?

  • Billy Bragg According to his biography ("Billy Bragg: Still suitable for miners" by Andrew Collins), the British singer-songwriter left school to work for Overseas Containers Limited (OCL) in London ("at the ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2015, 12:19 by Mike Chapman
  • Paul Soulsby Former P&O Nedlloyd colleague Paul Soulsby has been appointed Senior Vice President Shared Services at Costa Crociere, also known as Costa Cruises.,   From 1992 to 1995 Paul was European ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2014, 11:41 by Mike Chapman
  • Bob Bransdon I started at Joint Cargo, then to ACTA thru to P&O Containers/P&O Nedlloyd, all in the Sydney offices. I worked in State Commercial, HO DP, HO Trade ...
    Posted 1 Oct 2013, 00:18 by Mike Chapman
  • James Baldwin Joined OCL in 1973 in the ICM division. Over the next twelve years worked in various management divisions in Barking and Beagle House. Left in 1985 to join Inchcape Shipping ...
    Posted 28 Sep 2013, 14:32 by Mike Chapman
  • Craig Bowen "Since leaving P&ONL (it’ll be 10 years this October) I have been working at BHJ. It’s a Danish company that make food ingredients, I do the orders ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2013, 00:39 by Mike Chapman
  • Bill Wightman William Wightman…known as Bill Wightman"Joined OCL in 1973 in Coatbridge, Scotland, as a Movements Controller.  Stayed with the company, as it became P&OCL, P&O Containers, and ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2013, 10:42 by Mike Chapman
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