Owners: China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Operators: Pacifica Shipping
In Fleet: 2019 - present
Length overall: 175.4m
Service speed: 19.5 knots
Builders: Guangzhou Wenchong, China
2011: Hansa Ludwigsburg
2019: Moana Chief
Bought to replace Spirit of Canterbury on NZ coastal service, Moana Chief arrived at Auckland on 15 September 2019 from Changtu Island, (near Zhousan) China and entered service on 19 September.
Moana Chief arrived at Auckland on 15 September 2019 and after a quick visit to Fergusson Container Terminal shifted to Captain Cook Wharf for a few days. She went back to Fergusson on the 19th to load before sailing south on her first voyage on 20 September. She has taken over the schedule formerly operated by Spirit of Canterbury: Auckland-Lyttelton-Nelson-Tauranga-Auckland.
Moana Chief has Swire colours on her funnel and a large Pacifica bird on the side of the accommodation block. She has had her crane jibs removed so is now a gearless container ship.