The gain followed a second quarter profit of $4.21m which was also a reversal from a loss of $3.63m in the second quarter of 2013.
Revenue in the third quarter ended 30 September 2014 declined 9.5% year-on-year to $88.19m. The group has continued its rationalisation strategy by reducing non-profitable routes and disposing of underperforming assets in order to improve profitability.
“The group expects competition in the container shipping market to remain challenging. While bunker prices and charter-in rates have softened, they are likely to remain volatile in the near term,” Samudera Shipping commented.
“For the non-container shipping segment, the group will continue to focus on optimising the operational efficiency of the business and maximising the utilisation of its fleet,” it added.