Next month, shipspotters will be able to see Hapag-Lloyd’s 7,200-teu Berlin Express (built 2003) close up in Asheville, North Carolina, even though that is about 300 miles (482 kilometres) inland from the nearest container port.

The boxship will be on view in a series of 21 large-format photographs in an art gallery. The works are a collaboration of the Hamburg-based shipping giant and US photographer Dan Kaufman, who found a muse along the waterline.

Two years ago, he set out to photograph an old power plant along the river leading into the Port of Savannah, Georgia.