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Our purpose ...

 This web-site is intended to provide a forum for exchange of NEWS or other information

between 'OCAL PEOPLE' ... those who worked from the mid 1960s for Overseas Containers Australia Pty Ltd in its Australian offices and associated agencies in the establishment and operations of the worldwide freight container services of OVERSEAS CONTAINERS LTD (OCL) ... through its first two decades till the 1987 takeover by P&O Group (from other founding consortium partners) to become P&O CONTAINERS Ltd ... followed a decade later by the 1997 merger with Nedlloyd Containers to form P&O Nedlloyd Containers ... which business was later purchased by Maersk Line of Denmark.

During these decades other container services absorbed in Australia included those of ANL and ACTA ... and some sub-agent offices (Adelaide, Brisbane, etc) became full branches of the group.

 At 2011 many former staff from these companies & offices are retired or working in other businesses in or outside shipping, yet maintain a continued interest in the news and welfare of their former colleagues.

  OCL group history (includes links to parent & associated lines)

 PONL Heritage (UK - includes SCARA links)