The provisions of this annex shall apply to all ships, except where expressly provided otherwise.
The Annex details surveys, certification, and means of control. Additionally, the requirements for the control of emissions from ships are stated. Regulations on the carbon intensity of international shipping as well as the verification of compliance with the provisions of this annex are described.
Also, there are eleven appendices attached with all the forms and information needed in order to comply with the requirements set by this annex.