Although PONLHeritage doesn't have its own retail outlet, we think visitors to this site may be interested in the following:


Until now the videos have been offered in DVD form but with many people no longer having access to a suitable DVD player, Captain Welch has decided to switch to using USB/memory sticks.  The price of £10 per video with all profits going to the Mission to Seafarers charity remains unchanged.

As of 01/02/2023 Joe advises that nearly £2,000 has been donated to the Mission.

These videos have been produced by Captain Joe Welch using film clips and still photographs that he accumulated during his time at sea.  Please click on the links above to read a review of each video and find out how to order your copy.

Captain Welch is very generously donating all profits from the sale of these videos to the Missions to Seafarers charity.

OCL pin badge

OCL pin badge sold by Military Remembrance Pins.  

Note - This badge is being sold by an independent company with no links to PONL Heritage.  If you wish to make a purchase then please do so directly via the link below:

Overseas Containers Merchant Navy Round Lapel Pin

Military Remembrance Pins state that "£1.00 for each pin purchased will go to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity".

OCL Book

British Box Business - A History of OCL

This book, edited by former company director Alan Bott, chronicles the British Container Revolution, 1965-1985.   It describes the genesis of the transformation from conventional to container shipping undertaken by the founders of Overseas Containers Limited - P&O, Ocean Transport & Trading, Furness Withy and British & Commonwealth.

Update (Christmas 2018): Unfortunately SCARA no longer hold any copies of this book for sale. but if you search the web (Amazon, eBay, etc.) then it is possible that you might find a copy to buy.

Other sources...

P&O Nedlloyd items (and other material linked to the former companies such as OCL, Nedlloyd Lines and P&O Containers) can often be found for sale on online shopping sites such as eBay.   Books on the same themes can also sometimes be found on Amazon.   Some other sites that might be worth looking at for memorabilia include: