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

  • Farewell to Beagle House (now Maersk House) With just a short time to go before Maersk House is emptied and the site redeveloped, Maersk have agreed that we can use the venue to meet for one last ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2016, 01:35 by Mike Chapman
  • Mike Utley We have received the sad news from Keith Axton that Mike Utley (import field sales working from the Perry Barry containerbase, Birmingham) passed away on 24th January 2016.                                .The funeral ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2016, 01:15 by Mike Chapman
  • Eulogy – Ian Edward Thornton Our dear friend and colleague, and founder member of SCARA, sadly passed away on the 19th December 2015.  Ian was laid to rest on the 19th January 2016 on a ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2016, 01:08 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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