FANDOM


Trade Empires Transport Chart

Note: not all advances are available in each scenario. The scenarios are historical time periods. For example: There are no Wains or Canal Boats in the Ancient World or Chinese Junks in Europe.  

MODE

CAPACITY

SPEED

PATH TYPE

DEPOT

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED

Land Transport

Donkey

2

Very Slow

None

None

Trading Post

Mule

3

Slow

None

None

Animal Breeding

Camel

4

Very Slow

None

None

Domesticated Camel

Horse

3

Slow

None

Caravansary*

Caravansary

Dray

4

Slow

Trail/Road

Caravansary

Early Harness

Wheeled Dray

4

Medium

Road

Caravansary

Wheeled Vehicle

Wagon

5

Medium

Road

Caravansary

Horse Collar

Ox Cart

6

Medium

Road

Caravansary

Ox Harness

Multiple Harness

7

Medium

Road

Caravansary

Multiple Harnessing

Wain

8

Medium

Road

Caravansary

Wain

Horse Drawn Rail

10

Slow

Rail

Rail

Railroad

Northumbrian

13

Medium

Rail

Rail

Mobile Steam Engine

Adler

16

Fast

Rail

Rail

Powerful Steam Engine

American

20

Very Fast

Rail

Rail

Super Steam Engine

Water Transport

Quffa

6

Very Slow

River/Coastal

River Dock

Quffa

Kelek

9

Very slow

River/Coastal

River Dock

Canals

Reed Boat

7

Slow

River/Coastal

River Dock

Reed Boats

Wooden Boat

7

Slow

River/Coastal

River Dock

Hull Construction

Egyptian Barge

12

Slow

River/Coastal

River Dock

Egyptian Barge

Rowed Barge

12

Slow

River/Coastal

River Dock

Rowed Barge

Canal Boats

15

Fast

River/Coastal

River Dock

Large Canal Boats

Galley

5

Medium

Sea/River**

Seaport

Sea Faring

Hipoym

8

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Sail

Merchant Galley

8

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Wide Hulls

Gaulos

9

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Foremast

Caravel

10

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Caravel

Carrack

12

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Navigation

Junk

12

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Navigation

Clipper

12

Fast

Sea/River

Seaport

Clipper

Galleon

15

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Galleon

Indiaman

18

Medium

Sea/River

Seaport

Indiaman

Steamship

20

Fast

Sea/River

Seaport

Steamship

*A horse must always depart from a market with a Caravansary but can arrive at a Market without one.

** The exceptions are significant natural waterways like the St Lawrence or The Thames. Sea vessels cannot use player-created canals. 

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.