Switzerland (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin:Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a country in Europe. While still named the "Swiss Confederation" for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federaldirectorial republic consisting of 26cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called Bundesstadt ("federal city"). The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285km2 (15,940sqmi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global and economic centres, Zürich and Geneva.
Switzerland shipped 80.1 tonnes of gold worth 4.4 billion Swiss francs ($4.6 billion) to mainland China, up from 32.5 tonnes in June and the second-highest monthly total in figures that stretch back to 2012... The surge in shipments to China lifted Switzerland's total gold exports to 186.2 tonnes in July, again the most since 2016.
These rivers connect the country through various channels, forming a shipping network and making a significant contribution to Germany's industry and trade. The Rhine starts in Switzerland, passes through the French border to Germany, and empties into the North Sea from the Netherlands.
With much fanfare, ship after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck in the country's Black Sea ports for nearly six months ... Srivastava, whose company operates from Los Angeles and Geneva, Switzerland, hopes to be able to ship out 10 million to 15 million tons of Russian grain during the coming year.
ICG ship and a helicopter were deployed to rescue the Indian captain, three Philippines nationals and a Senegalese crew ... However, it was dragged to the coast and hit a rock surface leading to the ship developing a hole,” said Shailesh Sanas, police inspector, Alibaug ... The rescue operation was conducted jointly by a ship and helicopter.
8 (Xinhua) -- The inland river shipping industry in Germany is struggling with low water levels, with the country hit by persistently high temperatures and a lack of rainfall ... seaports with Switzerland. Currently, ships have to carry less cargo in order to prevent grounding.
(MENAFN - Swissinfo) Drought has caused record low water levels in the river Rhine with shipping cargo reduced. This is one of the ways oil products reach Switzerland. Copyright 2018 The Associated ... .