As a public law body, APPA enjoys a legal character for implementing its aims. It also possesses its own equity and independent management. On the organisation chart it is assigned to the Public Works and Housing Department which determines the body’s aims and guide lines, as well as monitoring its activities and efficiency.
In compliance with its statutes, the detailed objectives of APPA’s activities are as follow:
Likewise, included within the entity´s objectives are the planning, promotion, development and management of complementary services to the activities mentioned in the previous sections, as well as controlling the management of the entities related to the activity in the Transportation Areas depending on, or participated in, by APPA.
With regard to fulfilling its objectives, the Andalusian Public Ports Authority shall exercise the functions that, on a merely stative and non-restrictive basis, are listed in the following paragraphs: