The release date for Shipping Wars season 8 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Shipping Wars season 8 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. A&E is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.
Basic info and storyline
Shipping Wars is a reality TV series that follows the high stakes world of independent transportation carriers bidding on loads deemed unshippable in the world’s largest reverse online auction. Executive produced by David McKillop and Elaine Frontain Bryant, the series has been airing on A&E since its premie on January 10, 2012 and is currently in its seventh season.
There’s lots of money to be made hauling loads that traditional companies won’t carry. That’s why independent carriers enter into Shipping Wars, bidding for jobs on uShip, an online platform built as a reverse auction. Potential clients decide who to hire based on feedback from previous clients and successful projects. Hauling everything from Soviet era jets and sci-fi movie props, to peacocks and geese decoys, the long haul journey ends with a reveal at the end of the episode of each carrier’s net profits or losses.
Reviews, ratings and possible renewal
Media reviews for Shipping Wars have been mostly positive and the show has been praised for its fun, fast paced and dynamic content. Season 1 premiered with more than 3 million viewers, but the show was unable to hold on to the ratings. Pulling in north of 1.5 million for the season 5 finale, the audience numbers for seasons 6 and 7 are unavailable. Audiences register a 6.5 out of 10 on IMDB, but it’s unclear whether the network will renew Shipping Wars for season 8. Fans can stay tuned or sign up for our automatic notifications.
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