Teleportation is a method of transport where the user is broken down into atoms and then is reconstructed at the target location. This is an expcetionaly fast way to transport goods and soldiers quickly to the battlefield. However, there are drwabacks to this method of transportation. The bigger the object that needs to be transported, the more energy is needed as there are more atoms that are being teleported. there have been cases of where just heads/arses have teleported and the soldier has been lost to slipspace. The teleporter uses slipspace to reach parts of the universe as it just folds it and jumps over.
Most races are still in the development stage for this type of technology, a few races have mastered the art of teleportation. Not only that, but teleporters come in many different forms for the different races.