SHIP charterer Jinhui Holdings has reported a 96 per cent rise in profits for the six months ended September 30 to $50.3 million compared with $25.63 million in the last corresponding period. Turnover rose 18.04 per cent to $757.93 million. Directors declared earnings per share at 10.41 cents, up from 6.2 cents last year. An interim dividend of three cents will be paid. The jump in operating profit was attributed to a strong handysize dry bulk market, coupled with joint venture investments in China which have started to contribute profit.