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.

Latest updates:

Roger Brown   (19 Mar + 24 Mar update)

Dave Warburton  (14 Mar)

PONL Heritage



A good time was had by all at the Birmingham reunion held in November.


Further 'Captain Ken' articles are available.  In Captain Ken #16 - A day in a US Court Ken recalls when he was called as a witness in a New York court room following an incident on board a ship.   Captain Ken #17 - Adventures in Borneo again goes back to Blue Funnel days with the importance of languages, a shark warning and an encounter with a hostile crowd.   In Captain Ken #18 - Lloyds List award Captain Owen tells of the surprise on being invited to an occasion in London where, to his surprise, he received a prestigious maritime award.  Captain Ken #19 - Communication at sea  looks at the problems of communication in the days when there was reliance on signal flags.  The latest article, Captain Ken #20 - Two very different surprises!, covers two events - An invitation to a function at St james Palace and running out of water on a Blue Funnel voyage.




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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 have an interesting addition to our documentation section - A section from the Ocean staff magazine from June 1969 which has a profile of the (then) new Encounter Bay class container vessels.

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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Click on the link below to see the vidoes and other items that are currently available.

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Where are they now?

Group at Liverpool reunion, September 2021

Latest: Richard Smith, Doug Bannister, Brian Mullan & David Odell  & Tomas Brat.

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