Matson Bulk Fuels (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 unloaded 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 destination, tanktainers are transported directly 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 standards 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 oil companies providing 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, utilizes modified containers to move both 45kg and 9 kg cylinders, and ISO tanktainers, filled in New Zealand to supply a number of Pacific markets including Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Kiribati, Niue, Vanuatu and Tuvalu.

If you have an inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Michael Jones

Matson Bulk Fuels – General Manager

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 to fuel supply, trade, economic development and politics.

Campbell Hope

Technical Advisor

Campbell began his career in the oil industry 36 years ago with BP Oil. After a distinguished career with BP in leadership roles throughout the company he moved to a Senior Management position with Rockgas. Campbell later joined the Reef bulk Fuels Senior management team and has since transitioned into Matson Bulk Fuels as our technical expert.

Tiriana Kaltanak

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 sales support, export customer services and vessel husbandry. Tiriana is currently employed with Matson Bulk Fuels and is managing the efficient movement of fuel throughout the complex supply chain from supplier to end user across the Pacific region.