Automatic mooring systems are remotely controlled and require no quay-side personnel. The safety and efficiency of mooring procedures are improved by the system as its performance is monitored and its status reported to operations staff in real-time. The TTS grip-based auto-mooring system consists of a vertical guiding mechanism, a wagon including an eye and hydraulic cylinders, electric control system, hydraulic system and control panel. It can be designed with a mooring force to suit varying customer requirements. The system requires a bollard and recess to be fitted onboard the vessel. An operating panel with an alarm function is easily fitted on the bridge of the vessel as the operator will usually be onboard.