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

  • Howard Praag Dear SCARA Member,   Very sadly we have to advise of the loss of SCARA member Howard Praag who passed away on 24th September 2016 after a long illness.   Howard spent ...
    Posted 14 Oct 2016, 14:46 by Mike Chapman
  • SCARA Annual Reunion - 2016 Dear SCARA Member,We hope that you will be able to join us for the annual reunion which this year will be held on the Thursday 3rd November at the ...
    Posted 7 Aug 2016, 13:56 by Mike Chapman
  • George Baker - Eulogy Back in May we had the sad news that George Baker had passed away.  George's wife Pat has now sent a copy of his eulogy which we are sure ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2016, 09:42 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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