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

  • George Baker & Derek Stickland Dear SCARA Member,  Mrs Pat Baker has given us the sad news that her husband, George Baker, passed away on the 19th May 2016.  George's last position with the ...
    Posted 25 May 2016, 14:19 by Mike Chapman
  • Reminder: Farewell to Beagle House (now Maersk House) Dear SCARA Member,  If you would like to attend the event on the 15th March and have not yet responded to David Charlesworth <> would you ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2016, 12:45 by Mike Chapman
  • Memories and photos of Beagle House Further to SCARA message of the 29th January please find below a special request from James Baxter on behalf of SCARA Committee.   Dear SCARA member, Call for Memories and Photos ...
    Posted 18 Feb 2016, 13:44 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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