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

  • SCARA Golf Day 2017 The following note from Adrian Malupa has been circulated to SCARA members:It's golfing time again and Spring is in the air.Please find below the final details for ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2017, 10:51 by Mike Chapman
  • Bill Gray Bill's son Robert has very kindly provided SCARA with some very interesting information about his father's life and career.  The first piece is the text of an introduction ...
    Posted 2 Feb 2017, 04:39 by Mike Chapman
  • Bill Gray, Derek Bowden & Christine Hartland Very sadly we have been informed of 3 recent deaths.   Robert Gray  has informed us that his father William H Gray passed away on the 11th January 2017 at the ...
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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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