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

  • Jim Reo Dear SCARA Member,   News has reached us via Tom Johnson in the Netherlands of the recent death of James Josef Reo (Jim / Jimmy) in the USA.  The funeral will take ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2019, 15:05 by Mike Chapman
  • Louise Evans Dear SCARA Member,I'm very sad to be sending this message from Dave Evans whose wife Louise passed away in December.   I have to sadly inform you that my ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2019, 15:05 by Mike Chapman
  • Dates for your diary Dear SCARA Member,   There will be a number of opportunities to get together throughout this coming year including the Annual SCARA Reunion, the Golf Challenge Day, and other smaller gatherings ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2019, 06:55 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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