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Baltic index dips as vessel rates fall

June 6 (Reuters) - The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index edged lower on Monday, pressured by weaker rates for all vessel segments.

* The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, lost 73 points, or 2.8%, to 2,560 points.

* The capesize index fell 170 points, or about 5.8%, to 2,757 points.

* Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, were down $1,408 at $22,866.

* The panamax index dropped 10 points, or 0.4%, to 2,841 points.

* Average daily earnings for panamaxes, which usually carry coal or grain cargoes of about 60,000 tonnes to 70,000 tonnes, decreased by $90 to $25,573.

* The supramax index lost 43 points to 2,660 points.

(Reporting by Rahul Paswan in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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