The swiss merchant marine is the largest merchant navy of a landlocked country.
Somewhat unusual for a landlocked country as Switzerland
has a long tradition of civilian navigation,
both on its lakes and rivers, and on the high seas.
The river Rhine have a huge part in this fact too.
Therefore, river cities like Basel have plenty of port facilities.
As unloading and loading crane equipment here at swiss Basel and the river Rhine.
Old joke between danish and swiss humor:
Danish question “why is there a swiss maritime department.?“
Swiss counter question “why is there a danish finance department.?“