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

  • Gill Garner Dear SCARA Member,   We have received sad news from Geoff Garner who writes:   "With great sadness, I wish to advise that my wife, Gill passed away on Monday, 11th June ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2018, 09:19 by Mike Chapman
  • Paul Curtis David Curtis has written to advise of the sad passing of his father Paul Curtis.   "I am writing on behalf of my Father Paul Curtis who sadly passed away last ...
    Posted 7 Jun 2018, 11:14 by Mike Chapman
  • London Nightrider Charity Cycle Ride Dear SCARA Member,   We often wonder what our SCARA members are up to...……………..    The following message is circulated on behalf of Peter Snow.Belinda McCormackSCARA Membership Secretary.     Dear fellow ...
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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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