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The technic helps us with decision making. Looking at the port of Rotterdam, they provide an intermodal transport planning service on their website. It is important to align the operations with high-quality carriers that have the right support on capacity, speed, and consistency at reasonable costs (Coyle, Langley, Novack & Gibson, 2017, p. 421).EdwinReference: Coyle, J. J., Langley, C. J. Jr., Novak, R. A. & Gibson, B. J. (2017). Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective, Tenth Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Port of Rotterdam (2018). Intermodal Transportation. Retrieved from EdwinReference:Coyle, J. J., Langley, C. J. Jr., Novak, R. A. & Gibson, B. J. (2017). Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective, Tenth Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Elena,Again a very good post, within the consideration of what type of transport to use, or any combination of different types of transport, is also depending on the type of goods to be transported and of course the customer expectations. Answering these questions can also influence the type of packaging. So again the involvement of the complete supply chain.