Hanjin Shipping today reported a net loss of 47.3 billion South Korean won (about USD43.3 million), compared with a net loss of USD1.1 million in the previous quarter and a net loss of USD78.7 million in the same quarter in 2011. In the first nine months of 2012, the company posted a net loss of USD354.4 million, compared with last year’s net loss of USD458.5 million from January to September. Quarterly container transport volume for 20-foot-equivalent units increased 2.2 percent from the second quarter and 6.2 percent from the third quarter last year. Year-to-date container transport volume was up 6.4 percent year-over-year. Third-quarter sales were USD2.7 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent from the second quarter’s USD2.3 billion and a rise of 18.3 percent from last year’s third quarter sales of USD2.3 billion.