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Port of Auckland's Waitematā seaport is home to the bunker barge Awanuia. Built to comply with all international standards and designed to minimise marine pollution, Awanuia in partnership with BP Marine, offers New Zealand's first Marpol compliant VLSFO and MGO fuels by barge.

Owned by Seafuels, the Awanuia provides a safe, reliable and high quality refuelling service to cruise, general cargo and container ships when visiting Auckland. The Seafuels partnership with BP​ Marine provides ongoing certainty of Marpol compliant fuel supply for vessels when calling Port of Auckland.

The Awanuia collects VLSFO and MGO from the Marsden Point Oil Refinery through a purpose-built berth, transferring it directly into commercial ships at their berths at the Waitematā seaport.

​Technical Details


Double hulled configuration for safetyMore flexibility in meeting demand, particularly during peak season
Bow and stern thrusters for additional manoeuvrabilityNo delays waiting for bunker points to become available
Carries up to 2,900MT of 380cst heavy fuel oil and 600MT of marine gas oilProducts can be bunkered simultaneously
Length 79.9 metres, breadth 15 metres, moulded depth 8.0 metresBunker in parallel while loading/unloading cargo
Nominal pump rates of 400t per hour, per pump for 380cst and up to 750mt per hour capabilityNo tug services required to move vessels to bunker points
Flag: New ZealandNo delays waiting for separate truck delivery
Added flexibility to bunker under anchorage (anchorage fees apply)


For all enquiries about the Awanuia bunkering service and fuel pricing, please contact:​

Your local BP Marine representative or email the bp team at [email protected].