About Us

For over 30 years Pacifica has been New Zealand’s leading dedicated coastal ship operator and sustainable domestic cargo carrier.

In 2014 Pacifica was acquired by The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (changed to Swire Shipping (NZ) Ltd from 15 Oct 2021), since then we have significantly invested to increase capacity to meet rising coastal & international transhipment demand.

Our core activity is domestic transport; offering door-to-door and wharf-to-wharf movements for inter-regional FCL cargo to complement NZ’s road & rail networks.

Pacifica own & operate a NZ flagged container ship; MV Moana Chief a 1700 TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit) vessel on a fixed day weekly schedule linking key North & South Island ports.  In addition to the ports called by MV Moana Chief, Pacifica have access to a wider coastal NZ coastal network and can offer connections from the far North to the deep South.

Pacifica are proud to offer our NZ customers the most sustainable transport model by combining scale of capacity with the environment advantages of lowest carbon emissions across all modes.

Please contact us to discuss how we can tailor a solution to meet your specific needs and support your supply chain via the “Blue Highway”.