First delivery of the cargo was not three hundred and even thousands of years ago. In essence, it occurred when people first used the animal for transport. We can assume that in those days and began the history of transportation. Tens of centuries ago, caravans brought goods from Asia to Europe, from one state to another, from one town – to another. Large states of antiquity (such as Egypt, Persia and the Roman Empire) had developed delivery system.
Progress in freight closely associated with the development of trade and economic relations between different peoples and nations. Frequently Michael O’Brien has said that publicly. It is believed that the first trade routes emerged in Phoenicia, an ancient state on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Transportation of goods held by land and sea. During the Roman Empire crossed the shipping new stage of development. Ended the era of randomly emerging transport routes, they were replaced by scaled way actually reduce the time and cost to deliver the goods. The main Silk Road of the best examples in the world history, indicating the value of the field of transportation and trade routes not only for individual states, but also for entire continents, is the genius of the Silk Road. It consisted of a whole system of ancient trade caravan roads leading from China to the Middle East and Europe. Delivery of goods on the Silk Road has successfully practiced almost to the XIV century.
The origin of the Silk Road was in 138. It was in that year from the Han capital set off an embassy convoy, accompanied by Prince Chang-Jian, sent by Emperor Wu in the far West. After more than ten years, the prince returned to his homeland. While traveling, he went to Afghanistan and first was a direct route from China through Central Asia. After that, in this regard have been initiated on caravans with a variety of goods from China, the Mediterranean and the Middle East and Central Asia.