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

  • Bill McConnell and Captain Iain Johnston Dear SCARA Member,   More sad news passed on by members of SCARA.   Very sadly we have been notified of the death of A.W.McConnell (Bill) on the 22nd September ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2018, 12:13 by Mike Chapman
  • SCARA Annual Reunion - Thursday 1 November 2018 Dear SCARA Member,   We hope that you will be able to join us for the ANNUAL REUNION which this year will be held on Thursday 1st November at the Park ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2018, 12:02 by Mike Chapman
  • Other SCARA dates Dear SCARA Members,   Two more reunions / get-togethers that may be of interest to you.  Please note that there is no need to book, just turn up on the day ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2018, 03:11 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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