Cbooked net income of USD371 million for the third quarter, driven by higher freight rates across all trades and higher-than-targeted cost savings. Revenue grew 9 percent to USD4.2 billion in the three months through the end of September from USD3.86 billion in the year-earlier period, and container volume rose to 2.7 million 20-foot-equivalent units from 2.6 million TEUs. The world’s third-largest carrier said it earned USD617 million before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in the third quarter for an “industry best” operating margin of 13 percent. The third quarter profit wiped out a USD248 million deficit in the first quarter to produce USD301 million net income for the first nine months of the year. The company said it expects to close the year with a “substantial” profit.