We are a company with a long history of receiving, transporting and storing solid bulk cargo in the Upper Tyrrhenian area.

For over a century, we have been transporting goods from the port of Savona to our stockyard in San Giuseppe di Cairo, beyond the Ligurian Apennines, on an integrated transport system consisting of conveyor belts and two cableway lines .

We lead the way when it comes to handling, storing, reloading with composition and operation of unit trains, reloading on trucks and delivering solid bulk cargo, as well as screaning, blending and bagging operations.

We offer a wide range of services for processed goods to various types of clients: cement companies, thermoelectric power plants, iron and steel industries, foundries, coke ovens, glassworks, chemical plants, and many other users, mainly located in north-west Italy.



Funivie Savona is born

Conceived, designed and created to solve the problem arising from the shortage of space in the port of Savona, which was unable to cope with the vast quantities of coal needed in northern Italy. Then as now, Funivie S.p.A. connects the port of Savona to the vast area of San Giuseppe di Cairo, playing a key role in the logistics, transportation and storage of solid bulk cargo in the Upper Tyrrhenian region.

New landing jetty built

The construction of the new landing jetty in Miramare meant that coal was no longer unloaded from the ships by hand into barges using baskets (known as “coffe”), but in four bucket-shaped unloaders capable of unloading a bulk load of some 6,000 tonnes in just 24 hours rather than 10 days.

Second cableway built

25 years after the Savona-San Giuseppe cableway was built, a second cableway line, parallel to the first and with the same features, is built with just one difference: one less lattice tower due to the terrain of the mountains.

Work begins on the tunnel and underwater tunnel

Work begins on the conveyor transport line leading from the port of Savona to San Rocco station.

Ministry of Transport grants concession

The Ministry of Transport grants a 25-year concession to Funivie S.p.A. for the management of the infrastructure and cargo transport services to be carried out by the Savona-San Giuseppe cableway and the relevant railway fleet.

Alti Fondali terminal inaugurated

To accommodate the size of modern bulk cargo ships, the historic Miramare landing and departure terminal is taken out of operation.
Today, there are conveyors in a tunnel (1,100 underwater and 500 meters underground) connecting the cableway transport to the new and effective landing terminal at the Alti Fondali dock in the port of Savona, capable of accommodating capesize-type vessels, ships carrying up to 130,000 tonnes.

Warehouse roofing

The project to cover the coal storage facilities at San Giuseppe station is approved. The project is launched in 2014.

Resumption of hedging work

Demolition of the suspended line.

Suspension of roofing works

The project of covering the storage facilities is currently suspended due to bankruptcy proceedings of one of the construction companies in the temporary group that won the contract.

Bad weather stops the cableway system

Between Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November an exceptional storm hit the the cableway system, damaging two pylons and knocking down two others. The entire system is stopped.

Decree for layoffs and plant restoration

April 2020, the Italian government Chamber of Deputies approves the legislative decree providing for funds for one year of layoffs and 4 million for the restoration of the system. Commissioner for works, the supervisor of public works in Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta and Liguria.

Liquidation of Funivie S.p.A.

November 2021, the company Funivie S.p.A. is put into liquidation from January 1st 2022.