Over many Centuries mankind has developed many ways to improve modes of transport from birdmen, hydrogen balloons, animal transport, vehicular and rail, water craft to spaceflight.
The first form of transport was Man himself. People eventually learnt to use animals to assist with their transport needs. With humanity’s desire to constantly invent new ideas, the creation of the wheel transformed transport needs around 3500 BC, The Egyptians then invented the sail boat from 3100 BC changing water transport, Romans famously built road network systems for their empire to transport cargo and armies, changing road transport.
The history of the goods movement during the 20th and 21st Century’s improved greatly with the implementation of the steam train, monorail, cars, trams, and ultimately opening up new World frontiers with spaceflight.