Trade Facilities is an upgrade for the TEC Argonev Star Base that has two levels. It is functionally identical to its Advent and Vasari equivalents, Merchant Docks for the Transcencia Star Base and Merchant Cargo Bays for the Orkulus Star Base.
When a starbase has this ability, it can function as an upgraded Trade Port. These become especially useful when improving an economy. Especially when a trade route has been blocked by a Dead Asteroid or a Plasma Storm. Placing a starbase in one of these areas can help further the length of a once halted trade route.
- Trade Facilities requires three Military Labs and Orbital Commerce from the Civilian Tree to research from the Defense Tree.
- Merchant Docks requires four Temples of Hostility and Interplanetary Trade from the Harmony Tree to research from the Security Tree.
- Merchant Cargo Bays requires four Lirtestra Weapons Labs and Off-World Exports from the Empire Tree to research from the Fortification Tree.