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Thai shipping companies keep working despite Bangkok 'warzone'

Thai shipping companies keep working despite Bangkok 'warzone'

Bangkok: Shipping companies located in Bangkok are continuing to operate despite the deadly confrontations in the city centre that have left 36 dead over the last four days. Precious Shipping, whose headquarters on North Sathorn Road are located at the heart of what is now known locally as the "warzone", closed its office on early Thursday evening and remaining closed since. Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, said all the company's staff were safe and sound, and were now working from home. "In that sense there has been no disruption per se. Yes, where we need any information from our paper files then that is not accessible but all electronically stored info is accessible so does not prove to be too much of a challenge," he told Seatrade Asia Online. Regional Container Lines, whose headquarters are further away from the violence and closer to Bangkok Port, continues to work normal. An official said its offices were open today despite the government having declared a two-day holiday as the conflict between the anti-government "red shirts" and the Thai army intensifies. [17/05/10]

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