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

  • Terry Bond Dear SCARA Member,   We have received news from Margaret Bond of the sad death of her husband Terry Bond who passed away 24 September 2020.  During his time with OCL ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2020, 06:43 by Mike Chapman
  • Pat Blewman Dear SCARA Member,   Sadly we have received news from James Blewman following the death of his father Patrick (Pat) Blewman on 1 October 2020. Pat worked for P&O Containers ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2020, 06:43 by Mike Chapman
  • SCARA update August 2020 A garden, 2020 Reunion, SCARA Committee, SCARA Golf Day, local social events, industry news & keeping in touch...     Dear SCARA member,      We hope this message finds you keeping well and in ...
    Posted 10 Aug 2020, 12:07 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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