Owners: China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Operator: Pacifica Shipping
In Fleet: 2015 - present
Length overall: 148.0m
Service speed: 19.5 knots
Builders: Aker Tulcea, Romania
2005: Olympian Racer
2005: Sinotrans Tokyo
2008: Olympian Racer
2009: Sea Pioneer
2015: Spirit of Canterbury
Arrived at Auckland from Noumea on 19 March 2015 and sailed on her first coastal voyage to Lyttelton at 0521 20 March 2015.
Her weekly schedule is Auckland-Lyttelton-Nelson-Tauranga-Auckland.
Spirit of Canterbury withdrew from her schedule on 19 September 2019, being replaced by Moana Chief. She laid-by at Freyberg Wharf, Auckland 19 - 29 September and was reflagged to Singapore. She then went to anchor in the Hauraki Gulf until 3 October after which she came in to load for a new service acting as a feeder for Maersk Lines from Timaru to Lyttelton and Tauranga.
She sailed from Auckland on her first voyage on 4 October 2019.
Spirit Of Canterbury Maersk charter expired in mid February 2020 and she departed Tauranga on 19 February bound for Townsville (25-27 Feb), arriving in Singapore on 9 March.
To date she has retained her name.