Despite the fact that they are pirates, the Blackwater Raiders are not really that much of bad guys. They are less interested in plunder and more interested in securing mercantile deals and widening the circle of ports with which they can trade. A goblin known as Baron Revilgaz, based in Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale, rules the Blackwater Raiders, and thus is technically in charge of Edj. The Trade Coalition has little inﬂuence over Revilgaz, and indeed the Raiders attempt to go under, above, or around the coalition's head.
Edj has a secluded port that primarily serves the Raiders and their allies. It is largely for goods the pirates don't want the coalition to know about: contraband and especially pricey stuff, like magic items and political prisoners. For normal trade items, they go through Bilgewater Port like everyone else.