Barcelona Shipping Agents Association was formed to, act in accordance with, the representation, management, defense and promotion of the professional interests of its members. It is the primary statute governing the administration of Barcelona shipping since January 2000, and by Law, 19/1977 as of, 1st April (B. O. E. no. 80.) and Decree 873/1977 as of, 22nd April (B. O. E. No. 101).