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

  • André Tanniou Dear SCARA Member,  The following message was received on the 14th June from Jim Baxter brings very sad news of the recent death of André Tanniou.    "Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2017, 12:47 by Mike Chapman
  • SCARA Golf Day for Lady St Johnston's Rose Bowl Trophy Yet another great and successful day at this year's challenge for the Rosebowl.Once again held at the Bentley Golf club in Brentwood  Essex, the  venue once again did ...
    Posted 30 May 2017, 14:08 by Mike Chapman
  • Liverpool Reunion 2017 The following invitation to a Liverpool Reunion has been received from Christine Jones (nee Croft).  Please contact Chris if you require further information.We have at long last arranged our ...
    Posted 30 May 2017, 14:11 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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