Martin Lloyd

Joined Hain-Nourse ltd, one of many P&O Group Companies in 1970 as a deck cadet aged 18, came ashore in 1977 as 3rd Mate with 2nd Mates ticket and worked in P&O GCD offices in the nautical dept under Capt Mike Marchant.  At that time many of the old ships were being sold off or scrapped as containerisation was taken hold.   Worked in Insurance & Claims and Container Control before moving to OCL in 1981 in ICM. 

In 1982, I moved to Fleet Managment Div working with Dick Hannah and Peter Cruickshank as husbandry agent at Tilbury and later assisting DIck Hannah on all aspects of shipboard safety.  In 1986, I moved to the Bunkering & Chartering Dept in FMD working under Martin Hindley.   I was bunkering manager for 12 years when we merged with Nedlloyd and my position moved to Rotterdam.  I transferred to Vessel Operations under Bart van Marissing. 

In 2002 I joined PONL Logistics as Project Cargo Manager working with Ewen Robertson.   In 2004, I moved again to Ship Stowage Coordinator  planning the stowage of ships on the Australia-Europe trade and later on the Europe to USA trade.   

In 2005, Maersk came on scene and I was planning stowage on ships between Europe and West Africa and South America.  Later I joined the Europe Far East service working with Peter Samways again as stowage coordinator planning the big 'E's of 14,000teus. 

I was made redundant in June 2009.   In the autumn of 2009, I joined Lloyds Register of Shipping working in their Redhill office but departed after three months to take up other options. Since then I have been a Director and Trustee of various local and national charities and administrating to them.   I have two sons both working in senior management who together have five grandchildren and one son who is a cathedral organist.  

Now almost fully retired. (2023)

Martin Lloyd at the 2012 SCARA Annual Reunion Lunch

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