United Earth Cargo Service
ECS logo (© Kris Trigwell)
The largest pre-Federation organisation of Earth. The Earth Cargo Service (ECS) was an agency-operated initiate used to promote commerce and govern the operation of a large portion of Earth's interstellar cargo transport fleet. Before United Earth Starfleet's and United Earth Stellar Navy's growth in influence in the 2150s, the ECS was the most significant presence Earth had in the interstellar community. ECS ships would spend years transiting space, which created families that passed down their ships through the generations. The "space boomer" community thrived during the early to mid-22nd Century, although eventual improvements in technology eroded the community during the late-2140s and 2150s when space travel became much faster. The community died shortly after the founding of the Federation.