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Matson Bulk Fuels

Matson Bulk Fuels / Lavagas

Matson Bulk Fuels ("MBF") is a major supplier of bulk petroleum products in the Pacific Rim.

MBF offers a total range of competitively priced petroleum products including unleaded petrol,diesel,Jet A1, Avgas, and all lubricants in quantities suited to meet the needs of each customer.

MBF has pioneered the use of tanktainers in the Pacific (with a capacity of up to 24,000 litres) which can be transported and un-loaded easily thus doing away with the requirement to provide bulk shipments to smaller markets.

Utilizing the Matson network, MBF can provide its customers with more frequent deliveries resulting in less stock holding requirements.

At the destinations tanks are transported direct from the wharf to bulk storage facilities, power stations, petrol stations and airports, which results in reduced handling and transport costs. Fuel transportation is undertaken in 6.1m ISO tanks which are internationally certified to IM01 covering the transport of petroleum products.

The company's pricing structure is based on the Singapore Platt's model giving transparency to any movements in world oil prices. Prices offered reflect Matson's bulk buying leverage with the oil companies considering vessel fuel purchases.

The regularity of deliveries eliminates the need to maintain substantial investments in fuel farms.

Matson Bulk Fuels currently supply fuels to the following Pacific nations:

  • Tonga
  • Cook Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Niue
  • Tuvalu
  • Fiji
  • Samoa
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Pago Pago

Broadening Matson's supply of essential energy sources to the Pacific, Matson's LPG supply company, Lavagas Ltd, utilises modified containers to move both 45kg and 9 kg cylinders, and ISO tainers, filled in New Zealand to supply a number of Pacific markets including Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Kiribati, Niue, Vanuatu and Tuvalu.

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MBF Team

Michael Jones

Strategic Development Managerr

Michael joined the fuel industry in 2006 and since then has performed several key roles within Matson bulk Fuels. Previously he was part of the Reef Bulk Fuels management team. His current role sees him overseeing the day to day management of MBF and looking after our key customers. He currently works across a diverse range of markets and customers utilizing his broad networks and expertise in the region with regards fuel supply, trade, economic development and politics.

Campbell Hope

Bulk Fuels & Gas

Campbell began his career in the oil industry 36 years ago with BP Oil, after a long career with BP in leadership roles across the company he then moved to Rockgas. After 2 years as a Senior Manager of Rockgas Campbell joined the Reef bulk Fuels Senior management team and has since transitiones into Matson Bulk Fuels with a technical focus. Expanded and refined MBF's ISO model for ground products.


Tiriana Temoni

CS & Logistics Supervisor – Bulk Fuels & Gas

Tiriana spent seven years working with The New Zealand Customs Service and then moved into a key supervisory role with Mediterranean Shipping Company based in Auckland and Sydney undertaking tasks in a sales support, export customer services and vessel husbandry. Currently employed with Matson Bulk Fuel managing the efficient movement of fuel throughout the complex supply chain from supplier to end user across the Pacific region.