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Blockade delays shipments

Prolonged protests cause price increases

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The blockage of the southern-bound highway by farmers has begun to take its toll on goods shipments such as seafood, as protesters vowed to put more pressure on the government to accelerate delayed rice payments. 

Goods shipments including seafood are suffering delays after rice farmers started blocking the southern-bound highway to pressure the government to speed up rice payments. SAICHON SRINUANJAN

Yoo Chienyuenyongpong, chairman of the Land Transport Federation of Thailand, said shipments bound to and from the South face delays of about five hours, as the blockage of Rama II Road has lasted three days.

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