you aren't with the Port of New Orleans, why are you running this
Everyone in the area benefits with the success of the Port. It is my goal to simply assist with the growth of the Port in my own way.
Isn't the official site enough?
Actually, the official site is quite good. The problem is that people have a problem locating it and the hosting performance of the site could be a bit better. I am hoping that by handling some of the more frequently asked questions that the Port would get, I can help the site perform better. Also, by not being a political player, I am unfettered by Parrish, State or other issues and can provide simple straight-forward information. Lastly, I can provide other information, such as about area entertainment, that just doesn't hit the port's radar.
What is your angle?
Actually, there is little to this. I don't take any money from anyone for listings, etc. Maybe someday in the future I might do something like that, but I don't like the idea of making a lot of money off the name of the Port of New Orleans. In fact, I'd be happy if everyone would just use this page to go straight to the official site. As long as it doesn't cost me anything and I can benefit, it's a good thing. I hope that someday this will result in something good. It's more of a Karma type thing. The Google ads may be able to pay for the hosting, and that'd be enough.
Can I link to your site?
You can, but I'd rather you link to the official Port site. I don't have banners and feel that such banners would be inappropriate as it may indicate some sort of authority from the Port of New Orleans. This is an UNOFFICIAL site and nothing should ever imply anything else.
How do I get you to link to me?
I don't link to too many companies. Usually they either have something directly to do with the Port and the Port will benefit by my linking to them or they are charities, clients of ours or even have something directly relating to us. None of these should have any negative reflection on the port.