An association for former employees and contractors of OCL, P&O Containers, P&O Nedlloyd and associated companies.

  • 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
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(the Special Containers Active Retirement Association) was set up at the end of 2005 with the principle objective of organising an annual luncheon for members.
Since its formation, annual lunches have been held in London in 2006, 2007, 2008 and
2009 with the support of A.P.Moller-Maersk.   Although the membership is primarily UK based those attending the luncheon have included people from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand. 
SCARA keeps its members informed of relevent events and other news by email, letter and via the PONLHeritage website.  
SCARA played a major part in the publication, selling and distribution of the book British Box Business: The History of OCL edited by Alan Bott,OBE.
Membership of SCARA is currently £10 and is open to all former staff of OCL, P&OCL & P&ONL and associated companies regardless of whether or not the employee is retired.  Employees of contractors used by OCL, P&OCL  & P&ONL, who themselves worked for these P&O companies, may also become members of SCARA. If you are interested in joining then please contact
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