A true partner,
onboard every step of the way.

Worldwide experience in the
shipment of raw materials.

Superior, hands-on transportation
and warehousing services

Industry knowledge and
experience that sets us apart

Aligned with the
top partners in the transport industry

On a mission

At 905 Logistics, we pride ourselves on the level of personal, customized service we provide. From the day our doors opened for business, our mission has been to deliver superior service to every client that entrusts their shipments to us – including a commitment to being aboard every vessel we commission from start to completion, and tailoring the services we offer to each client’s specific needs.

Who we are

Chuck <nobr>Van Sickle</nobr>- Founder

Chuck Van Sickle – Founder

Chuck Van Sickle, along with his wife April, started 905 logistics in 1999 and Brownsville Mineral Warehouse in 2002. Together they began building both companies with one single goal in mind: To provide the best customer service in the industry at the most competitive rates available.

Starting on his own, after gaining experience with several positions in the logistics and transportation industries, Chuck turned 905 Logistics into a family-run and operated business, bringing his three children into the company to work for he and April.

Sadly, Chuck recently succumbed to a battle with cancer. He will always be the heart, soul, and foundation of our companies. He is greatly missed and will never be replaced.

April <nobr>Van Sickle</nobr>- President

April Van Sickle – President

Who more suited to continue Chuck Van Sickle's legacy than his loving wife, April, who has been with both 905 Logistics and Brownsville Mineral Warehousing since the two companies were founded. Recently named acting president of both enterprises, she worked closely with Chuck, absorbing everything he knew about the logistics trade, and served as a vice president for the last decade. Now she is guiding 905 Logistics into a new era of modern productivity, employee expansion, website development, and business and client growth.

Scott <nobr>Van Sickle</nobr>- Chief Financail Officer, Treasurer

Scott Van Sickle – Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Scott joined 905 Logistics in 2002 and shortly after took on the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to working at 905 Logistics, he spent five years in real estate accounting in Boston. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College. As CFO and Treasurer, Scott manages the company’s finances, accounting, and human resources.

Joseph <nobr>Van Sickle</nobr> - Art Director, Port Captain

Joseph Van Sickle – Port Captain

Coming to us as a design student from Brooklyn, NY, Joseph is one of our port captains and provides us with skilled documenting and reporting services for incoming cargo vessels. He joined 905 Logistics in 2008, and brings experience in design, photography, marketing, and computer software. Prior to joining 905 Logistics, Joseph attended Pratt Institute and worked as a graphic designer for small firms around the New York City area.

Kelly Freeburn - Director of Logistics, Secretary

Kelly Freeburn – Director of Logistics, Secretary

Kelly has been with 905 Logistics since 2002 and is a founder of Brownsville Mineral Warehouse (BMW). Before joining 905, she served as vice president at a financing company specializing in start up businesses in Bethesda, MD. Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Mount Saint Mary’s College with a triple major in Business, International Studies, and French with a minor in Economics. She currently manages all logistical operations, specializing in rail and warehousing.

Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson – Co-Founder

Martin began his professional career in the ranching business, helping to design and build a feed mill for a 5,000 head feedlot in Yerington, Nevada. He then spent four years in Gabbs, Nevada as a labor foreman at Basic Inc., which later changed to Premier. Between 1980 and 1991, Martin worked as a self-employed farmer and was in charge of animal health at Snyder Livestock. In 1991, Martin accepted a position as a plant manager at Premier in Brownsville. He then worked as an area manager for two years in Maple Grove, Ohio, Pottstown Pennsylvania, and Brownsville, Texas. During this time, Martin helped design and build new plant for Vesuvius in Wurtland.

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Our Sister Company: BMW

Brownsville Mineral Warehouse - experts in bulk and package warehousing and material handling.

Brownsville Mineral Warehouse (BMW) was launched in 2001 by a group of industry experts with extensive experience in manufacturing, logistics, and warehouse operations. We currently utilize over 65,000 square feet of mineral-specific warehouse space in Brownsville, Texas.

BMW was founded on three objectives:

  • Absolute customer satisfaction

  • Offering customers an organized and efficient warehouse/logistics chain

  • Providing material processing for all products

At BMW, we proudly tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each customer. By continuously delivering the best service at the most competitive rates available, BMW has developed lasting professional relationships with some of the top industrial companies in North America.

BMW has three distinct warehouse operations in the Port of Brownsville: bulk warehousing, package warehousing, and material handling.

  • BMW West consists of 25,000 sq ft of Bulk Quonset Hut storage within two miles of the docks.

  • BMW East is 22,000 sq ft of dry warehouse space serviced by both rail and truck, located 3.5 miles from the Port of Brownsville docks. There are also four (4) silos for bulk storage.

  • BMW South is located within the Port of Brownsville and offers of 18,000 sq ft. of dry packaged storage - serviced by truck only.

We currently handle the following commodities:

  • Chlorite

  • Olivine Sand

  • Chrome Ore

  • Petroleum Coke

  • Deadburned Magnesite

  • Nephyline

  • Syenite

  • Pumice Stone

Our ideal location in the Port of Brownsville provides a much-needed link between vessels, barges, rail, and truck suppliers on shipments originating from, or destined for, Mexico. 

BMW is proud to tailor its services to meet the specific needs of each customer on an individual basis. Contact us to discuss service opportunities including:

  • Receiving and Dispatching

  • Repackaging and Assembling

  • Warehouse Storage - Packaged and Bulk

  • Silo Storage

  • Bagging

  • Crushing/Sizing

  • Portable Screening

  • Stretch-Wrap of Pallets

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Contact Us

Look to 905 for all your transportation needs:

905 Logistics, Inc.
10300 Wildlife Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

Phone: 704.719.4542
Fax: 866.783.0792

E-mail: logrp@905logistics.com

A history of results.

Founded in 1998, 905 Logistics is a client-focused logistics service partner, specializing in the transport of ores, chemicals, and other raw materials. We're small enough to provide truly personalized service, yet large and savvy enough to create the sophisticated logistics and cargo transport solutions you'd expect from the industry's biggest companies.

Since our founding in 1998, our client list has included:

  • AMI Trading & Distribution, LLC

  • BPI Minerals

  • CE Minerals

  • Dovebid

  • Feed Products North

  • Global Minerals

  • H & H Minerals

  • H.B. Chemicals

  • The Hiller Group

  • Intersource

  • Maycar

  • MTL

  • OIKO Raw and Specialized Materials

  • Opta Minerals

  • Paxell

  • Premier Chemicals

  • Prince Minerals

  • Sumitomo Corp. of America

  • Unimag

  • Unimin Corp

  • Vesuvius - USA

  • Washington Tru Solutions

  • Y.A.S. Inc.

Services Offered

Look to 905 Logistics for all your transportation needs including: