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

  • 2015 SCARA Golf Day Please find below the details for the 2015 Rose Bowl Challenge which will take place at the Bentley Golf Club, Brentwood, Essex on Tuesday 19th May 2015.  For booking etc ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 09:03 by Mike Chapman
  • Rodney English It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the passing of J. R. (Rodney) English. In the eyes of many he was possibly one of the ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2015, 13:18 by Mike Chapman
  • SCARA 2014 Annual Reunion Lunch Who would have thought that Friday 31st October would turn out to be the warmest Halloween on record in the UK?  A temperature of 23.6C was recorded in Gravesend ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2015, 12:47 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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