Christoph Schlautmann covers logistics for Handelsblatt.
The owner of discount supermarkets Lidl and Kaufland has charged into waste management despite the downfall of a big industry player, Duales System.
Halal tourism, catering to Muslim travelers who observe the rules of Islam, is the fastest-growing segment of the global tourism market. Germany could be a top destination for these travelers, but it’s so far slow to adapt.
Surging parcel deliveries risk bringing city traffic to a standstill this Christmas. Courier firms are resisting calls to coordinate their trips. It’s time for the government to intervene, experts say.
Back from the dead, the former Ruhr steel hub is fast becoming the main European stop for Chinese goods arriving on the new Silk Road, challenging Hamburg's dominance as Germany's premier port.
Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam are among cities setting limits to availability and requiring registration and reporting from renters.
Maritime traffic is one of the worst offenders for air and water pollution, as well as CO2 emissions. The industry faces the challenge of meeting strict new regulations in less than two years' time.
Germany's Brainloop is to be sold to Diligence, an American rival. But since the encryption expert channels confidential data belonging to major industrial players, the German government is getting the jitters.
Eurowings has been a drag on Lufthansa’s earnings this year because of the high costs of integrating planes it bought from its bankrupt rival Air Berlin. But the group's core business remains strong.
Henkel, the maker of Schwarzkopf shampoo and Loctite glue, was a solid financial performer in 2017. But the family-controlled company has become distracted by a North American misadventure.
German hotel-booking company HRS lives in the shadow of its larger US rivals Booking.com and Expedia, but still makes billions of euros through corporate reservations for DAX companies.