We all have memories of our time with the company. and we are very grateful to those who have given PONLHeritage permission to share their recollections below.
If you have any stories that you would like to share here then please send an email to email@example.com.
Captain Ken Owen
Captain Ken Owen had a long career at sea which included sailing as master with Overseas Containers Limited (OCL), P&O Containers and P&O Nedlloyd. Ken is now retired and in 2020 he started writing a monthly article for publication under using the pen name 'Captain Ken' in the Mellor Church Outlook magazine. A number of articles that Ken has written are about his time with the company and he has very kindly agreed that we can share them here (please click on the down arrow to the right for a list of articles or go to Captain Ken).
Captain Ken #34 - Stockport - An account of the loss of S.S. Stockport in the Second World War and the commemoration of those lost, followed by an accident on board a Glen Line vessel that saw Ken Owen receiving medical treatment and recuperation care in Stockport, the town.
Life at sea
"Fly a little, swim a little and boat a little" - The story of the rescue of an Australian pilot who was forced to ditch mid-Pacific when the engine failed on his Cessna 182. The P&O Nedlloyd Los Angeles was in the right place at the right time to come to his aid.
Offices, ports and terminals
A Life in Shipping: Part 1 - Christian Kuepers account of his time with Hapag-Lloyd, his involvement with the early days for the Trio and then AECS, and his return to freight forwarding before joining the Cobra Tonnage Centre.
Bob Olsen photos: Function - A set of photographs taken by Bob (and kindly made available to us by his son Neil) which appear to be from a function (perhaps a retirement or leaving party?) on the 8th floor of Beagle House, London in the late 1970s/80s. We are hoping that someone looking at these may be able to help with names, etc.!
Bob Olsen photos: Telex Department - Photographs of the Telex Department in Beagle House from 1988 (courtesy of Bob's son Neil) with an account and names provided by Stan Chalk, then manager of the team.
35th anniversary of a locomotive naming - 13/04/2023 is the 35th anniversary of the naming of a British railway locomotive 'P&O Containers', marking the millionth container movement through the (then named) Southampton Maritime Freightliner Depot in 1988.