e F. is able to offer qualified assistance in any port in Europe and
around the world. The wide range of supplies and services we offer allows us to serve large-scale cruise ships and merchant ships.
In 1875, Francesco Baglietto, a young entrepreneur
from Savona, decided to go into business as a ship chandler. In the
beginning, his business was strictly local. This was an age when the
majority of ships were sailing ships, and the first mixed vessels (both
sail and steam) had only recently begun to appear. Ships spent weeks
between voyages for loading and unloading operations, and they were
resupplied exclusively in the port of Savona.
Even casks of drinking water were delivered, either
directly to the dock or by a barge owned by the supplier. It was the
dawn of the Industrial Age in Italy. Just a few years earlier, the
railway had been opened in Savona, providing essential connections and
contributing to the development of the port. It was a different time
when Francesco Baglietto, seizing the opportunities presented by the
swift changes Italy was then undergoing, set off down a road that
would continue to be followed by his son Giovanni and his grandson
Francesco. Giovanni Baglietto, the fourth generation, took the
company's helm in the early 1970s, guiding the family company with
pride and passion. Today, 140 years after its founding, it is one of
the world's most well-known shipping companies.
Although Giovanni remains firmly in command, the
torch is now passing to his daughter Camilla (fifth generation) whose
duty it will be to carry on the business.