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

  • C.K.Ho Dear SCARA Member,   SCARA Committee Member Chris Evans has received sad news of the death of C.K.Ho who passed away on the 17th February 2018.  C.K.Ho ...
    Posted by Mike Chapman
  • Kochi-san Dear SCARA Member,    Janette Rawlinson has forwarded the following message from Kijima-san with sad news of the death of Kochi-san who will be remembered by many of our ...
    Posted 13 Feb 2018, 04:19 by Mike Chapman
  • New Year SCARA update Dear SCARA Member,   We hope this message finds you well and not too exhausted from the Christmas time festivities.  We have just a few messages / reminders for you.*** If you ...
    Posted 6 Jan 2018, 09:39 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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