Importance of intermodal transportation to global logistics

How important is intermodal transportation with respect to
global logistics? How do supply chains get more complicated when firms are
doing business across borders versus domestically?

Case Assignment Expectations:

Research the topic with information from the background
readings as well as any other resources you find on your own. Clarity of
presentation is important, as well as your ability to cover the topic in a
succinct, organized manner with research to back up your points. Use at least 3
different sources of information and annotate your sources of information
appropriately on your references page and within the text as necessary. You
will be assessed on how well you demonstrate your understanding of intermodal transportation
and apply the concepts to a global environment.