PONL Heritage - Celebrating the past, staying in touch in the future...

PONL Heritage exists to preserve the history of P&O Nedlloyd and helps former employees around the world to stay in touch.

PONL Heritage News

Did you work for OCL in the early days of containerisation? If so, do you remember Vic Heighton?


A reunion for Blue Funnel 'Middies' & Friends was held on the HQS Wellington on the bank of the River Thames in London in early May. attendees including a number of former OCL/P&OCL/PONL sea and shore staff.

Discussions were held after the reunion and it was agreed that it would be a great idea for PONL Heritage to provide the Blue Full Middies with an area on this site for their news, reunion reports and information about their future events.



The seventh article in the 'Captain Ken' series is now available. After a bit of a gap, we now have Captain Ken #7 - The Ship's Cat in which Ken Owen talks about his recollections of what was once a key member of the ship's crew!



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SCARA is an association for former staff members of P&O Nedlloyd and its predecessor companies. For information on how to join, please go to SCARA information.

We need YOUR content contributions!

Is there an event taking place that you think your former colleagues might want to attend? Is there a story linked to PONL that you would like to share? If there is anything that you think would be of interest if published here then please drop us a line using ponlheritage@gmail.com - Many thanks!

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Where are they now?

Group at Liverpool reunion, September 2021

Latest: Richard Smith + Doug Bannister

It would be great to get an update from as many former colleagues around the world as we can. Please visit the Where are they now? area of the site and consider sending in your own entry - Thank you!

Group of former colleagues at reunion in Tokyo, November 2014.


Have you recently held a reunion? If so then we would really like to be able to share that news in the Reunions section of this website. To see the reports filed in the past please go to the Reunion Reports page. You can then send in your own report to ponlheritage@gmail.com.

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PONLHeritage Flickr group

250+ P&O Nedlloyd-related photographs on PONLHeritage's own Flickr group... Browse the collection and share your own images of reunions, ships, containers, offices, ports, etc.

PONLHeritage Flickr Group

Photograph of P&O Nedlloyd geared container ship

The PONL Fleet

Immediately before the A.P. Moller-Maersk takeover the P&O Nedlloyd fleet consisted of more than 170 vessels.

P&O Nedlloyd Fleet

The Willemswerf office in Rotterdam

Useful links

Links to various websites for information about our heritage, PONL-related social media, pension funds, retail, etc.

PONLHeritage links